Almost 1m building energy ratings (BER) have been completed in Ireland since first introduced as a compulsory measure 12 years ago.
A building owner must obtain a BER certificate from a certified checker before a new building is occupied for the first time, in what is described as an audit.
There were 965,350 unique domestic BERs completed from 2009 to the end of September 2021, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
This compares with about 1.7m occupied private households in the 2016 census, it added.
From January 2009, a BER certificate and advisory report is compulsory for all homes being sold or offered for rent.
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— Central Statistics Office Ireland (@CSOIreland) October 13, 2021
There are three types – one for a new build not yet completed but based off plans, one for the final
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