BER
 

A Building Energy Rating (BER) and advisory report is to be supplied by the owner to a prospective buyer or tenant when constructed, sold or rented. The BER is intended to give prospective buyers and tenants information about the energy performance of buildings. the BER also gives builders/developers and vendors/landlords, an incentive to upgrade the energy performance of the building by giving visible credit to superior standards.
The BER must be accompanied by an "Advisory Report" setting out recommendations for cost-effective improvements to the energy performance of the building. However there will be no legal obligation on vendors or prospective purchasers to carry out the recommended improvements.

FMC Services have both the appropriate qualifications and accreditations to help you obtain a Non-Domestic BER. The company is registered with Sustainable Energy Ireland, and have non-domestic BER assessors operating throughout Ireland.

Non domestic Energy Assessment Procedure ( NEAP)

 

The Non Domestic Energy Assessment Procedure (NEAP) is the methodology for demonstrating compliance with specific aspects of Part L of the Building Regulations. NEAP is also used to generate the Building Energy Rating (BER) and advisory report for new and existing non domestic buildings.
NEAP calculates the energy consumption and CO2 emissions associated with a standardised use of a building. The energy consumption is expressed in terms of kilowatt hours per square metre floor area per year (kWh/m2/yr) and the CO2 emissions expressed in terms of kilograms of CO2 per square metre floor area per year (kg CO2/m2/yr).

SBEM, accompanied by a basic user interface, iSBEM, calculates monthly energy use and CO2 emissions based on building geometry, construction, use and HVAC and lighting equipment. The purpose of SBEM and its interface iSBEM is to produce consistent and reliable evaluations of energy use in non-domestic buildings for Building Regulations compliance and Building Energy Rating purposes. Although SBEM may assist in the design process, it is not primarily a design tool.