Within our Knowledge Library we have uploaded an information leaflet to explain in detail what a BER actually is. A Better Energy Rating certificate measures the rating of a buildings energy efficiency. The certificate remains valid for 10 years unless in the interim there is a change in the energy performance of the property.

It came into effect on the 1st of January 2009 that all properties both commercial and domestic must hold a BER if the owners intend to sell or rent the property. The purpose of this is to inform the intended occupant how energy efficient the property will be to run over the duration of the lease or life time.

Only a certified BER Assessor employed by SEI (Sustainable Energy Ireland) is allowed to carry out this service.

Here is a link to further information for home owners