What is a BER

What is a BER

Lots of our customers ask us “What is a BER” so I thought I would share the answer with you all.

A BER is a Building Energy Rating certificate which indicates your building’s energy performance. It is similar to the energy label for household appliances.

The certificate rates your building on a scale of A-G. A – rated homes are the most energy efficient and will tend to have the lowest energy bills. G-rated are the least energy efficient.

Your BER is calculated through energy use for space and hot water heating, ventilation, and lighting.

The number of people likely to occupy a building is also taken in consideration. This is based on the average number of occupants in buildings of a similar size.