A BER rating Certificate is an important document. There are rules and laws concerning energy use by new and existing buildings offered for rent or sale in Ireland.
The current BER rating for a building must be stated in all advertisements. All advertisements means public announcements in: newspapers, magazines, brochures, leaflets, advertising notices, vehicles, radio, television, internet (including apps and social media), and direct mail. You’ll see examples on Daft.ie
Prospective buyers and renters should be able to see the BER rating prominently in all advertisements.
If images of the property are used, the BER rating type displayed should be the BER Alphanumeric Rating Motif for the particular property.
The BER Ratings in advertising requirements are set out in the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations.
Some types of building do not require a BER rating or DEC rating:
Protected structures or proposed protected structures,
Places of worship or buildings used for the religious activities of any religion,
Certain temporary buildings,
Industrial buildings not intended for extended human occupancy with a low installed heating capacity,
Non-residential agricultural buildings with a low installed heating capacity.
Stand alone buildings with a small useful floor area of less than 50 square meters.