What is a Building Energy Rating (BER)?
A building energy rating is a rating on the overall energy efficiency of a building (residential or commercial). The rating is similar to the energy label on your fridge and is denoted on scale of A to G, with A1 being the most energy efficient and G being the least energy efficient.
The certificate contains the following information:
The building name and address, a BER number, the date of issue, the date until when the BER is valid, the BER assessor number and the BER assessor company number.
Before we construct your new home we can provide a provisional BER certificate (a.k.a. Part L Compliance Report) to assess its current rating with the specification provided. At this stage we can look at areas we can improve to increase the rating if so required. On completion McAreavey Construction can complete a final BER Certificate for your new home. This will be published on the SEAI public register.
Building Energy Rating
Just look at the table and see how much you can save by increasing the energy efficiency of your new home.
This table gives estimated annual fuel cost and Co2 emissions on the basis of typical occupancy and heating the
entire dwelling to a comfortable level.
The table is based on fuel and electricity factors from February 2014.
Below is a guide to BER from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) website. Click on link to open.