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dwellings: The regulations apply to new dwellings for which
planning permission was applied for on or after 1st January 2007. Exemptions
will apply to new dwellings for which planning permission is applied on or
before 31st December 2006, where the new dwellings involved are substantially
completed on or before 30th June 2008.
Non-Domestic Buildings: The regulations apply to new non-domestic buildings
for which planning permission was applied for on or after 1st July 2008.
Exemptions will apply to new non-domestic buildings for which planning
permission is applied on or before 30th June 2008 provided the new non-domestic
buildings involved are substantially completed by 30th June 2010.
Existing Buildings (Dwellings and Non-Residential
Buildings): A compulsory report is required for all private
dwellings and other buildings when offered for sale or letting on or after 1st
January 2009. A person who offers a new or existing building for sale or letting
is required to produce a copy of the report to the building control authority on
demand and to any person expressing an interest in purchasing or renting the
Introduction - Donegal BER Assessors
The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
(EPBD) was transposed into Irish Law on the 4th of January 2006. It requires
that when a building is constructed, sold or rented a Building Energy Rating
(BER) detailing its energy consumption be made available to the prospective
buyers or tenants. A BER gives an objective scale of comparison for the energy
demands and energy performance of a building. It is like the rating system
currently used for electrical appliances in that each building will be rated on
a scale from A to G, with A representing the most energy efficient and G the
least. The BER rating will be presented in the form of a BER certificate which
will be valid for 10 years.
The BER scheme is being introduced on a
phased basis as per the attached timetable. It applies only at the point of
sale, whether that is off plans for new buildings (provisional BER) or for
completed construction. The scheme has been introduced and is currently
implemented by Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI), a statutory authority set up by
the government in 2002 with the remit of promoting the development of
sustainable energy. The BER and accompanying advisory report may only be
produced by a trained BER assessor who is registered with SEI.
Associates - Architecture & Surveying - are Co. Donegal
premiers BER Assessors , for Building Energy Rate
Certification, and are not only trained and registered as prescribed by SEI,
but also have a depth of experience in the use of renewable and sustainable
technologies predating this scheme. We have the knowledge and experience to
guide you on the design and built elements that contribute to a high rating and
on cost effective improvements.
Architects 2009:: Design by THE NASS
Architecture & Surveying Ltd t/a MCM Associates : Meetinhgouse St, Raphoe,
Co.Donegal, Tel: 074 91 44968
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