Archive for the ‘Building Energy Rating’ Category

BER Assessors in County Cork

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Contact one of the following certified BER assessors in County Cork:

Name: Kevin O’Driscoll  (more…)

Government sets up Green Taskforce

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

The Government announced today that it it has signed up a high level taskforce of  energy business leaders and experts to advise it on the next steps in investing in Ireland’s green economy.

The global energy market is expected to be worth over €950bn by 2010 Green Enterprise task force will comprise leaders in the green-energy area such as Eddie O’Connor, former head of Airtricity and now chief executive of Mainstream Renewable Power; Richard Kennedy,  Kedco Power; Martin Eves, Envirogrind; and Dr Rosheen McGuckian of NTR.

The group will deliberate for four months before reporting back to the Government. The remit is to advise it on how state agencies and departments should work together.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment, Mary Coughlan said that the aim of this taskforce is to steer the Government in a new direction in this area of the economy.

She continued; “I believe the green economy provides Ireland with a tremendous opportunity to create quality jobs in a sustainable and high-growth sector”

Communications Minister Eamon Ryan, added that the green economy will give an “immediate” boost to Ireland during difficult times.

BER assessors throughout the country will watch with anticipation as whatever initiatives decided upon will require measurement and control, possibly creating opportunities down the line especially in the area of energy efficiency initiatives.

Commercial BER Ireland – Building Energy Rating Certs for Commercial properties

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Since January 1st 2009 all commercial buildings being sold or rented in Ireland require a Building Energy Rating (BER).

When do I need a BER Cert?

Whereas a BER Cert is only required prior to a sale for an owner occupied property, the occupants of all rented property throughout the country are entitled to be furnished with a BER cert by the building owner.
This means that countless thousands of commercial properties throughout Ireland now require BER certification.

Commercial BER

Commercial BER certs are provided by specialist BER assessors who have attained a Non Domestic BER Certification of Level 3 or above from Sustainable Energy Ireland. This is a much more specialised discipline and availability of qualified assessors is much more limited than for domestic assessors.
At we recommend National Energy Assessors (NEA) who can be contacted at or by phone: 021 461 4293

Details published of Home Energy grants for Insulation and BER

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Details have been published by SEI of the finer detail of the Home Energy Saving (HES) scheme announced by John Gormley yesterday (Feb 8 )

The grant towards the cost of a BER Assessor must form part of an energy saving project and are only available when a BER assessment is undertaken before and after the energy saving project.

Details of all the grant amounts announced as part of this initiative are listed in the following table. (more…)