Clare Has Fewer Commercial Units With An ‘A’ BER Than Any Other County

The number of commercial buildings with an ‘A’ Energy Rating in Clare has halved in the last three months.

The latest quarterly figures from the Central Statistics Office shows that sports continue to dominate energy consumption in the county.

At the end of September, 1,909 non-domestic properties were in receipt of a building energy rating certificate in Clare, meaning that in the last three months just one address was issued with a BER here for the first time.


Additionally the number of premises here scoring the highest possible ‘A’ grade halved to just 1%.

This means Clare now has the least amount of commercial units with the top efficiency rating in the country.

At the other end of the scale meanwhile, 32% of properties received grades in the lowest rated ‘F’ to ‘G’ range.

Electricity was the fuel of choice for 57% of proprietors when it came to heating their premises, 18% opted for heating oil while just 2% chose Liquid Petroleum Gas or LPG.

Sports facilities continue to emit more CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) than any other building type in Clare with an average of 313kg of C02 emitted for every square metre of such a property in the twelve months to September.

Kerry meanwhile, were All-Ireland champions when it came to sport centre efficiency, with a rate of just 157kg of C02 emitted per square metre.