A BER certificate is an indication of the energy performance of a home. When you request a BER certificate from 2eva, a member of our extremely skilful team of assessors will make arrangements to inspect your property and perform a survey. This survey is a detailed energy assessment of the property. The details from this survey are then reviewed and the relevant calculations completed. We are then in a position to issue the BER certificate for that particular building.
A BER certificate will quantify the energy use for space heating, water heating, ventilation and lighting calculated on the basis of standard occupancy.
A BER certificate is similar to the energy label for a household electrical appliance like your fridge. The label has a scale of A-G. A-rated homes are the most energy efficient and will tend to have the lowest energy bills.
From the 1st of January 2009, a BER certificate became compulsory for all homes being sold or offered for rent. When you are buying or renting a house or apartment, you are entitled to a BER certificate so ask the seller, landlord or agent to supply it.
A BER certificate is accompanied by an advisory report which will identify how you might improve the energy performance of your home.
When 2eva issue a BER certificate to you it is accompanied by our detailed advisory report. This report will summarise the various improvements that can be made to your property.
These improvements when carried out would improve the efficiency and energy rating of your property. Once issued, the BER certificate is valid for a period of ten years from the date of issue.
2eva are fully licensed and approved by SEAI (Sustainable Energy Ireland) to produce BER certificate for all residential and commercial property types.
Exemptions from the requirement of a BER certificate
Some buildings are exempt from the regulations and do not require a BER certificate. These include
- National Monuments
- Protected structure such as listed or historical buildings
- Buildings used as a place of worship
- Industrial and Agriculture buildings with an installed heat capacity that does not exceed 10w/m2