Building Energy Rating (BER)Certification applies to both Domestic and Non Domestic Buildings, eg: Retail, Commercial and Industrial units. BER Certification for Non Domestic Buildings differs from Domestic Buildings, in that the level of qualification required to complete the assessment for Non Domestic Buildings, is of a Professional Industry standard.
Failure to obtain a BER Certificate as required may result in conviction in a district court and a subsequent fine of up to €5,000. Failure to secure a Certificate in time may also delay the sale of the property.
Yes, the Home Energy Saving Scheme offers grants for energy saving home improvements, which includes a Building Energy Rating (BER) Assessment. See http://www.sei.ie grants section for further details.