Energy Perfromance of Building Directive
Building Energy Rating

Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD).


The EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) contains a range of provisions aimed at improving energy performance of residential and non-residential buildings, both new-build and existing. This Directive was adopted into Irish law as Regulation in 2006.

The EPBD obliges specific forms of information and advice on energy performance to be provided to building purchasers, tenants and users. This information and advice provides consumers with information regarding the energy performance of a building and enables them to take this into consideration in any decisions on property transactions.

As part of the Directive, a Building Energy Rating (BER) certificate, which is effectively an energy label, will be required at the point of sale or rental of a building, or on completion of a new building.

From 1 January 2007 new dwellings that applied for planning permission on or after 1 January 2007, will require BER before they are offered for sale or rent. This requirement will be extended to all new non-residential buildings in July 2008 and to existing buildings offered for sale or rent in January 2009.

Contact us when you are looking for certification or advice on achieving the best possible rating for your building.

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