The BER essentials: system has potential to aid buyers and renters

The Building Energy Rating must appear on all property advertisements and brochures. Picture: Getty

The BER or Building Energy Rating system, now about 11 years old, measures the energy performance of a property. It’s a legal requirement intended to aid prospective buyers and tenants, but, due to a lack of implementation, it is not as effective as it could be.

There are now, however, opportunities to turn it into a real deliverable from a climate change perspective, as well as offering greater value to property owners.

The SEAI (Sustainable ...