BER New Dwellings | Greener Energy Homes

By: Greener Energy Homes  05/12/2011
Keywords: energy efficiency, Ber Certificate, Energy Rating Certificate

New Dwellings, Building Energy Rating Certificate (BER)

From the 1st January 2007 all new dwellings require a BER Certificate prior to occupancy. The earlier a BER assessment is carried out in the design stage, the easier it is to incorporate more energy efficient materials and technologies. There is a maximum fine of up to €5,000.00 for not having a BER Cert when required

What are the benefits of a BER?

A BER rates the energy performance of a dwelling on a scale of A to G, for prospective buyers and tenants.  ‘A’ being the most energy efficient, thus enabling them to take energy efficiency into consideration in their next house purchase or rental decision.

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For Self Build projects:

For Architects:

For Builders/Developers:

For Legal and Auctioneering Professions:

Greener Energy Homes cover the following areas:

Cavan, Leitrim, Longford and Monaghan.

Provisional Building Energy Rating (BER)
Provisional plus final Building Energy Rating (BER)
Building Energy Rating (BER): New dwelling and existing dwellings €200.00
The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Ber Certificate, energy efficiency, Energy Rating Certificate, Existing Dwellings, house purchase

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