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Building Energy Rating (BER)

BER Certificates

Building Energy Rating (BER) Assessments, under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, are required for all properties sold or rented in Ireland from the 1st January 2009. Knapton Consulting Engineers have qualified Engineers capable of carrying out Building Energy Rating Assessments for both residential and commercial properties.

Knapton Consulting Engineers can provide building energy information to architects and designers at feasibility and planning stage using a Simplified Building Energy Model which can generate a preliminary Building Energy Rating on an assumed design. For complex buildings that involve atria, natural ventilation and complex building structures, we use an integrated environmental simulation which allows a much more advanced computer simulation of the building.
In all cases, the Building Energy Rating will be accompanied by a detailed report. The report identifies building improvements and investment options for the client to improve the building performance and reduce running costs.


Additional Building Energy Rating Services


Knapton Consulting Engineers can provide preliminary building assessment and advice on the energy implications of a proposed building design to comply with Building Regulations Part L (Amendment Regulations 2008) as follows:

  • Building orientation and implications on solar gain and heat loss
  • Glazing ratio and implications on natural ventilation and day-lighting
  • Floor depths and implications on natural ventilation
  • Predicted annual energy consumption
  • Assessment of material selections and its associated impact on energy usage and compliance
  • Design of naturally ventilated buildings




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