How is a Building Energy Rating calculated?
Factors that are considered:
- Size of the property
- The fabric of the building i.e. insulation
- Fuel used to heat the space and water
- Renewable energy generating technology incorporated into the dwelling
A BER does not include the electricity used for any other purpose then heating the space and water. Therefore, the electricity used to run the TV, cooker, fridge is not included.
A BER is calculated on the energy performance and carbon dioxide emissions associated with space heating, ventilation, water heating and light under the average running of the home.
How much does a BER Assessment Cost?
There is no set fee the advice is to shop around. However, there is a grant available for houses older than 2006 with other measures.