A Building Energy Rating (BER) Certificate is an indication of the energy performance of a home by calculating the space, hot water heating, ventilation and lighting.

A BER certificate is accompanied by an Advisory Report which identifies how you might improve the energy performance of your home. This is available from a registered BER assessor.

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Grants are available for the following works which must be completed by a registered SEAI contractor. source:

Building Energy Rating compulsory when:

A BER is compulsory for all homes offered for sale or rent. A BER is also required before a new home is occupied for the first time.

Please note: There are exemptions for certain categories of homes, for example, protected structures.


Advertisements must include BER details when a home is offered for sale or rent.

Buying or Renting

If you are buying or renting a house or apartment, you are entitled to a BER so ask the seller, landlord or agent for it.

Ber Assessor

BER assessments are completed by registered BER Assessors who have been trained under the National Framework of Qualifications, passed the SEAI BER Assessor exam and have registered with SEAI.