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What's a BER?

A Building Energy Rating (BER) certificate shows you the energy performance of your home based on typical occupancy. It is a good indicator of how much you will spend on energy and how much carbon you will produce to heat your home to a comfortable level. The rating goes from A-G. A-rated homes are the most energy efficient, comfortable and typically have the lowest energy bills. G-rated homes are the least energy efficient and require a lot of energy to heat the home. 


BER certificate is required for all homes that are being sold or rented. The certificate is also required for newly built homes. In addition, non-residential buildings that are being sold or rented also require a BER certificate. The BER certificate must be provided by the seller or renter to the prospective buyer or tenant at the time of sale or rental.

BER Certificate is also required if you are doing grants towards upgrading your home.

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