Energy Rating Ireland was built in August 2009 by Ripe Web Design Ltd (uk) as an online portal for building energy rating (BER). New legislation states that new homes and existing houses that are for sale or for rent are required by law to have a BER Certificate sating the energy efficiency of the building.
Roderick Mackenzie creator of the concept explains that "EnergyRatingOnline.ie is a central information point for *house owners* searching for a BER assessor; it provides an opportunity for *BER assessors* and training providers to have an online listing; it gives information on *BER training providers* to individuals interested in a career as a BER assessor. The site also provides people with an interest in energy efficiency with useful information about building energy rating.
BER for home owners
Our websitealso links home owners and those with houses and apartments for sale or to let who need a BER certificate for their house with BER assessors in their area. A search can be completed by name or county and search results return full contact details for BER assessors across Ireland, simplifying the consumer’s search for a BER assessor.
EnergyRatingOnline.ie for BER assessors
BER assessors can register with EnergyRatingOnline.ie, which effectively provides them with their own web page within the site, using a control panel to upload photos and information. This will be a 100% free service for all certified BER assessors for the foreseeable future.
BER training Ireland
Individuals seeking to forge a new career as a BER assessor are provided with details of available BER assessor training courses.