Non Domestic Compliance using NEAP
From January 2019 all buildings will be constructed as Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs) which will have a higher energy efficiency level. From January 2021 all buildings must be signed off to the NZEB standard Part L 2017 Building Regulations which is 60% more energy efficient than the 2008 Regulations.
Building Control now insist on a NEAP report before work starts, to ensure that the design is compliant to the 2017 Part L Building Regulations for buildings other than dwellings. A Final NBER certificate with NEAP report and Airtightness Test is needed by Building Control when the building is complete. Building Control will not allow the client to rent, sell or take ownership of the building until they issue a certificate of compliance on completion.
A BER Assessor must publish the Final NBER certificate in an independent manner in accordance to the SEAI Code of Practice.
The calculation will take account of construction type, levels of insulation, ventilation, airtightness, fuel types, heating and cooling systems, controls, lighting, distribution losses, renewable energy contribution etc.