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.

—‘Nearly Zero-Energy Building’ means a building that has a very high energy performance. The nearly zero or very low amount of energy required should be covered to a very significant extent by energy from renewable sources, including energy from renewable sources produced on-site or nearby
By January 2021, all non domestic buildings will be constructed as NZEBs.