Building Energy Rating
From the 1st January 2009 all new and existing buildings being constructed or offered for sale, rent or lease will require a Building Energy Rating (BER) certificate, which must be produced by a trained and registered BER Assessor with Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI).
At McFeely Chartered Surveyors we have qualified Building Energy Rating Assessors whom can provide:
- Building Energy Rating Certificates
- Building Energy rating Audits
- Design and cost advice on energy efficient house design
Factors that effect the Building Energy Rating (BER) Rating of a property include:
- Materials used for construction of the dwelling
- Thermal insulation for the building fabric
- Ventilation characteristics of the dwelling
- Efficiency and control of the heating
- Energy required for space and water heating, ventilation and light
- Renewalable energy technologies
- Solar gains through openings
For further information on Building Energy Rating please follow this link:
For further information on making your home more Energy Efficient, follow this link:
Home Energy Savings - Insulation Grants:
The Home Energy Saving (HES) scheme provides grants to homeowners who are interested in improving the energy efficiency of their home in order to reduce energy use and costs as well as greenhouse gas emissions. The scheme is open to all owners of existing houses built before 2006. Sustainable Energy Ireland administers the scheme. Landlords and owners of multiple properties may also apply, however they must submit a separate application form for each property. If you are a landlord or a management company considering an entire building upgrade, please contact SEI before applying online for the grant. Assistance will be provided by way of fixed grants towards the costs of implementing upgrade measures. The types of measures currently eligible under this scheme are roof insulation, wall insulation, high efficiency boilers and heating control upgrades. There is also a grant for households who choose to get a Building Energy Rating (BER) assessment Before and After the works are completed.
For further information on the grants and application forms please follow this link:
We would be happy to advise home owner of reputable contractors and make grant applications on your behalf.