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BER Kerry what is it?
A Building Energy Rating (BER) is an indication of the energy performance of a home.
It covers energy use for space heating, water heating, ventilation and lighting calculated on the basis of standard
A Building Energy Rating (BER) is similar to the energy label for a household electrical appliance like your fridge. The
label has a scale of A-G. A-rated homes are the most energy efficient and will tend to have the lowest energy bills.
From the 1st of January 2009, a BER cert became compulsory for all homes being sold or offered for rent. If you are buying or renting a house or apartment, you are entitled to a BER Cert so ask the seller, landlord or agent for it.
A BER rating Kerry is accompanied by an advisory report which will identify how you might improve
the energy performance of your home.
A BER Cert Kerry is also required, subject to transitional arrangements, where construction of a
new home begins on or after 1st January 2007.
There are exemptions for certain categories of homes, for example, protected structures and certain temporary homes.
A new home (i.e that has never been sold or occupied) is exempt from the BER Cert requirement if the planning application
was submitted on or before the 31st December 2006 and if it was substantially completed by 30th June 2008. ‘Substantially
completed’ means that the external walls have been erected.