Building Energy Rating - BER
The Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) 2002/91/EC was adopted on the 16th of December in 2002 and transposed into Irish law by the European Community Regulation 2006 (SI No 666 of 2006). Implemented by Sustainable Energy Ireland, the Department of Environment, Heritage & Local Government (DOEHLG) and the Department of Communication, Energy & Natural Resources (DCENR) set out proposed tasks, responsibilities and timescales to implement Energy Directive in Ireland.
The Building Energy Rating (BER) is an indication of the energy performance of this dwelling. It covers energy use for space heating, water heating, ventilation and ligthing, calculated on the basis of standard occupancy. It is expressed as primary energy per unit floor area per year (KWh/m2/yr). "A" rated properties are the most energy efficient and will tend to have the lowest energy bills.
Home owners - you need a BER cert if you are,
- Building a new house, B1 rating required.
- Selling a house (no minimum rating applies)
- Or going to rent out a house
To find a registered BER assessor go to
- BER Information Leaflet - What You Should Know (PDF Document, 346 KB)