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  • Title: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O'Brien Energy Consulting - Home
    Descriptive info: .. Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O Brien Energy Consulting - Home.. Home.. Links.. Contact Us.. O'Brien Energy Consulting: Independent BER Assessor.. O Brien Energy Consulting provides.. independent assessments.. of domestic and commercial properties for Building Energy Ratings (.. BER.. s) certificates.. These buildings can be in planning, new build or existing.. We cover the Southeast of Ireland, in particular counties Wexford, Waterford, Wicklow, Carlow and Kilkenny.. We are not affiliated to any developer, builder, architect, engineer or estate agent, manufacturer or supplier of building materials, heating systems, insulation or renewable energy sources; thus we can provide a  ...   is a BER?.. Who needs a BER?.. Who does not need a BER?.. Why do I need a BER?.. When does a BER affect me?.. How is a BER calculated?.. Latest News.. So what happens?.. Who are we.. Contact Us.. O Brien Energy Consulting.. Enniscorthy Enterprise Technology Centre.. Milehouse Road.. Enniscorthy.. Co Wexford.. 086 8230570.. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it.. |.. Legal Notices.. Privacy Policy.. 2012 Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O Brien Energy Consulting.. Joomla!.. is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.. web design by.. netrunner..

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  • Title: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O'Brien Energy Consulting - Web Links
    Descriptive info: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O Brien Energy Consulting - Web Links.. Links.. We are regularly out on the web.. When we find a great site we list it here for you to enjoy.. From the list below choose one of our weblink topics, then select a URL to visit.. Sustainability.. (1).. [ Back ]..

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  • Title: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O'Brien Energy Consulting - Contact
    Descriptive info: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O Brien Energy Consulting - Contact.. O'Brien Energy Consulting.. Enniscorthy Enterprise & Technology Centre.. Milehouse Road.. Enniscorthy.. 086 8230570.. Registered BER Assessor No 1000920.. Enter your name:.. E-mail address:.. Message subject:.. Enter your message:..

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  • Title: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O'Brien Energy Consulting - What is a BER?
    Descriptive info: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O Brien Energy Consulting - What is a BER?.. What is a BER?.. A Building Energy Rating (BER) is an energy rating for a building and the better the rating, the lower the energy/fuel bills will be.. The rating is usually expressed is a scale, like new fridges or Leaving cert exam results, e.. g.. A1, B2, C3 down to G.. The assessor gathers all the required information and uses a computer program to calculate the numerical value for a house, e.. 140 kWh/m2/yr.. This 140 value would result in a BER of B3.. The units used in the value: kiloWatt hours per square meter per year (kWh/m2/yr) is the estimated amount of  ...   overall size that matters.. A full BER certificate is valid for 10 years, and is only available if the building is fully constructed.. If any major changes are made to the building afterwards which may affect the rating, a new cert should be obtained.. A Provisional cert is valid for 2 years, this is required for buildings sold off plans , or in some locations when appling for planning permission.. The implementation of BERs for Ireland is the joint responsibility of the following:.. Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.. Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources.. Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI).. The SEI website,.. www.. sei.. ie.. is a valuable source of information on the BER scheme.. Prev..

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  • Title: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O'Brien Energy Consulting - Who needs a BER?
    Descriptive info: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O Brien Energy Consulting - Who needs a BER?.. Who needs a BER?.. It depends on your circumstances: are you building, selling, buying or renting a house?.. Building:.. If you are a self-builder or a developer/builder you need to obtain a BER from a registered BER assessor for any new property today.. The full cert is only available for buildings which are completed, a provisional cert can be obtained for those under construction or before construction, if full detailed drawings and specifications are available.. This helps you obtain the best rating for your budget by making decisions at an early stage.. A provisional cert is also useful if you are selling from plans.. The provisional cert is valid for 2 years, and a full cert must be obtained when construction is complete.. Depending upon which building regulations apply to you, a minimum rating of C1 is expected.. Selling:.. If you are selling a new house, you will probably already  ...   older buildings you do not have to meet a specific rating, as building regulations changed over time, but you do have to have a rating.. Buying:.. Since the 1st Jan 2009, as a prospective buyer you are entitled to know the BER for a building on sale, no matter how old it is.. Before this date a new dwelling may also have to display the rating, depending on when planning permission for it was sought.. Renting / Leasing:.. Since the 1st Jan 2009, as a prospective tenant you are entitled to know the BER for a building available for rent or lease, no matter how old it is.. If you are the owner of a building which you are renting out or it is being leased, you must obtain a BER cert, which your tenants are entitled to see.. For older buildings you do not have to achieve a specific rating, as building regulations changed over time, but you do have to have a rating.. Next..

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  • Title: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O'Brien Energy Consulting - Who does not need a BER?
    Descriptive info: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O Brien Energy Consulting - Who does not need a BER?.. Who does not need a BER?.. These types of buildings do not need a BER:.. Protected structures.. National monuments.. Buildings used as places of worship.. Temporary buildings.. Non-residential agricultural buildings with an installed heat capacity that does not exceed 10W/m2.. Industrial buildings with an installed heat capacity that does not exceed 10W/m2.. Stand-alone buildings with a total floor area of less than 50m2..

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  • Title: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O'Brien Energy Consulting - Why do I need a BER?
    Descriptive info: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O Brien Energy Consulting - Why do I need a BER?.. Why do I need a BER?.. Apart from it being a legal requirement, there are many benefits to obtaining the best rating you can afford.. For the builder/owner:.. Lower build cost, retro fitting is expensive.. Lower running costs.. More comfortable living.. Future proof your home.. Less  ...   marketing issue.. Legal requirement.. For the tenant/lessee:.. Gives you a comparison between properties of potential living costs.. Indicates level of comfort, e.. less drafts, cosy feeling inside.. Legal requirement of owner.. Get exact rating, e.. A2 or B3.. An A rated house or window is not sufficient, is it A1, A2 or A3? The only rating without a qualifying number is F and G..

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  • Title: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O'Brien Energy Consulting - When does a BER affect me?
    Descriptive info: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O Brien Energy Consulting - When does a BER affect me?.. When does a BER affect me?.. New Dwellings:.. If you applied for planning permission after 1st Jan 2007, you need to have a BER cert.. If you applied for planning permission prior to 1st Jan 2007, you must have all exterior walls built by 30th June 2008, to avoid having to get a BER cert.. New buildings other  ...   a BER cert.. If you applied for planning permission prior to 1st July 2008, you must have all exterior walls built by 30th June 2010, to avoid having to get a BER cert, except when such building is offered for a second or subsequent sale or letting.. Existing buildings:.. Buildings of any class in existence at 1st Jan 2009 offered for sale or letting on or after 1st January 2009 need to have a BER cert..

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  • Title: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O'Brien Energy Consulting - How is a BER calculated?
    Descriptive info: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O Brien Energy Consulting - How is a BER calculated?.. How is a BER calculated?.. Page 1 of 2.. The Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure (DEAP) is adopted as the Irish official method for calculating the energy performance of dwellings.. The calculation is based on the energy balance taking into account a range of factors that contribute to annual energy usage, associated CO2 emissions and energy costs for the provision of space heating, water heating, ventilation and lighting of a dwelling.. These factors include:.. Size, geometry and exposure of the dwelling.. Materials used for construction of the dwelling..  ...   characteristics of the heating system(s).. Solar gains through glazed openings of the dwelling.. Thermal storage (mass) capacity of the dwelling.. The fuel used to provide space and water heating, ventilation and lighting.. Renewable and alternative energy generation technologies incorporated in the dwelling.. The calculation is made using standardised assumptions regarding occupancy, levels and durations of heating, usage of domestic electrical appliances, etc.. It is thus independent of the individual characteristics of the household occupying the dwelling when the rating is calculated, for example:.. household size and composition;.. individual heating patterns and temperatures;.. ownership and efficiency of particular domestic electrical appliances.. Start.. 1.. 2.. End..

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  • Title: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O'Brien Energy Consulting - So what happens?
    Descriptive info: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O Brien Energy Consulting - So what happens?.. So what happens?.. OK, so you need to get a BER, what happens when you hire me?.. We agree a price and we make an appointment for the survey to take place.. This can be in the morning, afternoon or evening, 6 days a week (Sunday is possible if no other time is suitable).. The survey typically takes 2 hours to complete, if it s a large building with lots of rooms, extensions, odd shapes it can take longer.. You can remain on the premises or leave me there on my own and I can return the keys later.. I can also pick up the keys elsewhere if that suits.. SEAI (who licence the BER assessors) require all assessors to show a client a standard contract to be signed, there is no funny stuff in it, it explains what is involved; procedures, liabilities, total cost.. If an assessor is not showing you this document, ask why? It is a condition of our Code of Practice, this can be accessed from.. here.. There are a number of questions I might ask about the property, answers for most of them I usually find out during the survey but if you can supply answers beforehand it helps.. The two most important pieces of information you can supply is the MPRN of the building, this can be found on an electricity bill (it does not need to be a recent one) and when the building was built, including any extensions.. If there were any changes to the insulation of the building  ...   BER will be invalid, incorrect and you will have wasted your money.. After the survey, I will go back to my office and enter in the survey information into various software programs and calculate the BER.. I will also calculate the effect of any changes in the building which would affect the BER.. These would be practical changes relevant to this particular building and range in price.. I will always contact you before registering the BER to tell you what the rating is, and give you the option to make any changes which would improve the rating, as per the list I prepared earlier.. Sometime a few small changes can result in changing to a better rating and may be worthwhile for you to do.. If you are happy with the rating the BER can be registered and printed out with the advisory report and then mailed to you.. Generally it is mailed within 24 hours of the survey.. If you want to make some changes which would affect the BER, I would hold off on registering it, wait for the changes to be done, re-survey the changes and then register and issue the cert.. Depending how far the building is from my office, this re-survey is free.. Any changes which may affect the BER can be discussed, the various grant schemes which may apply, relative cost and effectiveness of these changes, all can be discussed.. I do not sell or install insulation, heating systems, windows, etc, so I have no reason to recommend any one system over another, I am independent, no one else is paying me to do this job..

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  • Title: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O'Brien Energy Consulting - Who are we
    Descriptive info: Independent BER Assessor, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford: O Brien Energy Consulting - Who are we.. Who are we.. O Brien Energy Consulting is owned and run by Francis O Brien.. He is a professionally qualified engineer with over 18 years experience in various disciplines, including product design, manufacturing, construction and software.. Francis O Brien is:.. Insured for Public Liability.. Insured for Professional Indemnity.. a member of The Institution of Engineers of Ireland.. a safepass card holder..

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