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Low rating for recent build....

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  • 19-03-2009 5:53pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 911 ✭✭✭


    Hey,

    Having a bad day here and being a little paranoid but I keep going over my figures but I am getting an E1 for a top floor apartment c.2004 which has;

    living space nearly 50% of overall, electric heaters, loads of windows, only 2 vents throughout (most vents are tiny slits in windows), no thermostat on cylinder, elec emmersion as hot water system...

    Surely I am messing up somewhere, can a relatively new build get such a bad rating?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,025 ✭✭✭d'Oracle


    Electric Heating is bad, space or water, is bad.

    Lots of windows, unless they are low energy windows, is bad because they usually have high u-values and are heatloss areas.

    Top floor apartments are usually worse than mid floor as they have large amounts of heatloss area.

    Poor heating controls are bad.

    Its a bad apartment mate.


  • Subscribers Posts: 41,589 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    d'Oracle wrote: »
    Electric Heating is bad, space or water, is bad.

    Lots of windows, unless they are low energy windows, is bad because they usually have high u-values and are heatloss areas.

    Top floor apartments are usually worse than mid floor as they have large amounts of heatloss area.

    Poor heating controls are bad.

    Its a bad apartment mate.

    100% agreed.... im actually surprised its up to the E1 mark with such dependency on electricity.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,433 ✭✭✭sinnerboy


    here

    http://www.sei.ie/Your_Building/BER/BER_Assessors/February_Status_report.pdf


    ( PS - wow . Big jump in no. of certified and registered assessors vs Jan figs )


    .


  • Registered Users Posts: 911 ✭✭✭engrish?


    sydthebeat wrote: »
    100% agreed.... im actually surprised its up to the E1 mark with such dependency on electricity.


    Thanks guys, think I'm going to call this one a day and come back tomorrow....


    Can someone tell me what a "celect type control" is?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,489 ✭✭✭No6


    sinnerboy wrote: »
    here

    http://www.sei.ie/Your_Building/BER/BER_Assessors/February_Status_report.pdf


    ( PS - wow . Big jump in no. of certified and registered assessors vs Jan figs )


    .

    And if you do some sums an average of 6.4 assessments published per assessor @ an average of 250 each (say) thats an average total income per assessor of 1600 so far in this scheme. Frightening isn't it!!!:eek:


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,433 ✭✭✭sinnerboy


    We should do as the taximen do - block O Connel St :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,489 ✭✭✭No6


    I don't know I can't afford the taxi fare to get there!!!!:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,477 ✭✭✭topcatcbr


    :rolleyes:
    sinnerboy wrote: »
    We should do as the taximen do

    Fair point as there is a fair amount of them doing what we do (BER Certs)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,433 ✭✭✭sinnerboy


    topcatcbr wrote: »
    :rolleyes:

    Fair point as there is a fair amount of them doing what we do (BER Certs)

    :D:D:D


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