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Domestic + Non Domestic BER Training

National Energy Assessors is pleased to be able to offer the leading Non Domestic BER Training on the market.

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Better Energy Home Programme Grant Scheme The Better Energy Home programme grant scheme through the Government Agency SEAI, formerly Home Energy Saving (HES) has been launched where the Grant levels have been recalibrated to reflect the lower prices in the competitive market. Read full story ...

Ireland is a Star of Home Energy Sustainable Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has received a Star of Energy Efficiency award for its success in improving the energy performance of Irish homes.  Read full story ...

Better Home Energy Programme

At the launch of the Better Home Energy programme, on Wednesday 11th of May, Minister Pat Rabbitte welcomed the extra funding as part of the new Job Initiative announced on Tuesday 10th of May by Minister of Finance. 

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Governments announcement - Jobs Initiative Following the Government's announcement regarding the Jobs Initiative the Home Energy Saving scheme has re-launched as part of the Better Energy Homes programme.  Read full story ...

SIGA, Air Tightness Tapes & Membrane NEA, the leading supplier of energy efficiency residential & commercial services to the Irish Market,
are delighted to offer the sale of SIGA Air-Tightness Products.
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CITA EIN 3rd Business Networking Meeting of 2011 'Synchronised Planning to Power Your Construction Delivery' Read full story ...

SEAI Yearly Report 2010
Authority plays a leading role in Ireland’s sustainable energy drive with 150,000 enquiries from public during 2010
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Spring Time Energy Saving Tip There is no better time to save energy than when the weather improves, so here are some tips to help you. Read full story ...

BER to be integral to HES Applications

From the 8th June 2010, Building Energy Rating (BER) have become an integral part of all grant applications under the Home Energy Saving (HES) scheme, whereby homeowners must undertake a BER on their home after grant aided works have been completed.

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FAILTE IRELAND – CHEFS WORKSHOP National Energy Assessors have experience delivering energy solutions to professional catering facilities. Read full story ...

CIBSE Conference 2009

Karol Kerrane (National Energy Assessors) was a guest speaker at the 2009 Annual CIBSE Conference with took place in Clontarf Castle on the 24th March 2009.

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National BER Exam Revision Workshop
National Energy Assessors is pleased to be able to offer the leading Building Energy Rating Revision workshop on the market.

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NEA Roadshow on Insulation Grants hits the West of Ireland National Energy Assessors ( NEA)  is delighted to announce that they are holding a series of information evenings on the new Insulation Grants announced recently by the Government and how homeowners can benefit. Read full story ...

Insulation Grants Welcome News

Welcoming the Government launch of a €100 million National Insulation Programme,  NEA Marketing Manager, Louise McDonnell has today released details of a new grant aided package to enable consumers to maximise the benefits from the grants available.

 

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Second TV 3 Appearance for NEA NEA featured on TV 3's Ireland AM for the second week running on the 28th of January 2009. Read full story ...

NEA on TV3 NEA featured on TV3's Ireland AM on Wednesday the 21st of January 2009. Read full story ...

Energy Doctor Check out the latest installment of the NEA Energy Doctor. Read full story ...

NEA Creates Facebook Page NEA launches it's Facebook Page. Read full story ...

NEA Launches Energy Doctor NEA launches the NEA Energy Doctor. Read full story ...

NEA now registered for Existing BERs National Energy Assessors (NEA) now has the ability to complete Building Energy Rating (BER) Assessments on existing properties. Read full story ...

BERs for Existing Properties is Good News for Consumers BER's for existing properties available from 17th of November Read full story ...

Green Energy is the Future

Minister Ryan urges investors to look to Ireland and green energy.

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Carbon Budget Minister John Gormley outlines the Carbon Budget Read full story ...

NEA React to Budget 2009 The House that Brian Fixed... Read full story ...

Traditional Light Bulbs Phased Out New plans announced by Minister for the Environment John Gormley will see traditional light bulbs phased out. Read full story ...

Punchestown Self Build Show

NEA Kildare-Meath attended the recent Self Build Trade Show in Punchestown

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NEA Reacts to EPA Report Brenda Jordan, Managing Director of National Energy Assessors (NEA), reacts to a recent report (25/9/2008) by the EPA. Read full story ...

EU Greenhouse Gas Emission Targets Unlikely to be met Ireland struggles to meet EU targets on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Read full story ...

National Smart Metering Plan Energy Minister Eamon Ryan launches National Smart Metering Plan Read full story ...

Cluster Housing Grant Scheme The 'Cluster Housing' phase of the Government's Home Energy Saving Pilot Scheme is now open. Read full story ...

New Low Carbon Housing Scheme New scheme will provide grants to developers of high energy efficient housing. Read full story ...

Greener Homes Phase 3 New phase of the Greener Homes Scheme announced by the Government on Monday 7th July 2008 Read full story ...

New Regulations Increase Energy Efficiency Brenda Jordan reacts to the new building regulations which come into effect from the 1st of July Read full story ...

SEI BER Campaign Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) recently announced details of their Building Energy Rating (BER) Advertising Campaign. Read full story ...

Red Bull Soapbox Race Julie McGee and Louise Sweeney of NEA recently took part in the Red Bull Soapbox Race in Belfast. Read full story ...

Home Energy Saving Scheme NEA completes first round of Home Energy Saving Scheme assessments. Read full story ...

NEA Attend SIGA Training National Energy Assessors (NEA) representatives attend SIGA training in Switzerland. Read full story ...

NEA Midlands Official Launch Minister John Gormley officially opens the NEA Midlands office. Read full story ...

BER Certificate Image Image of a Building Energy Rating (BER) Certificate Read full story ...

NEA Appears on TG4s Teach Glas NEA is delighted to be associated with TG4's 'Teach Glas'. Read full story ...

NEA Cork Official Launch National Energy Assessors (NEA) are delighted to announce the official opening of the NEA Cork office. Headed by Leo O' Driscoll, the launch took place on the 23rd of November 2007. Read full story ...

NEA Limerick Official Launch NEA are delighted to welcome on board the NEA Limerick franchise. Headed by Martin Casey and Michael Martin, the launch took place on Friday 16th of November, 2007. Read full story ...

What are the Benefits of a BER? Outlining the BER Benefits Read full story ...

NEA Author BER Article

The following article on Building Energy Ratings (BER's) was submitted by NEA and appeared in the November issue of the Law Society Gazette.

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NEA Kerry Official Launch

NEA are delighted to welcome on board the NEA Kerry franchise. Headed by Ronan Carroll, the launch took place on Monday 22nd of October, 2007.

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New Green Plans Will Mean Savings for the Consumer

Brenda Jordan, Managing Director of NEA (National Energy Assessors) has today (27/09/2007) warmly welcomed the publication of the draft building regulations announced last week by Mr John Gormley TD, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government...

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NEA is proud to sponsor the“Innovation in Business Award” NEA is proud to sponsor the “Innovation in Business Award” in association with the 2007 Mayo Business Awards. Read full story ...

Minister moves to align schemes with New Programme Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Eamon Ryan moves to align schemes with New Programme for Government. Read full story ...

Derry Gaurry - The House of Tomorrow National Energy Assessors are proud to be associated with the Derry Gaurry development in Foxford that has recently been awarded House of Tomorrow status by SEI. Read full story ...

Heat Recovery Ventilation What is Heat Recovery Ventilation? How does it work? Where can I find out more? Read full story ...

Energy Ratings for Houses Energy Ratings for Houses - Who does it affect and why is it important? Read full story ...

NEA becomes approved Easca member National Energy Assessors is delighted to have been accepted as a member of EASCA - Environmental & Sustainable Construction Association. Read full story ...

Mr. Brian Cowen visits NEA Mr. Brian Cowen TD, visits NEA Head Office during his recent visit to Ballina. Read full story ...

Independent Nationwide Service National Energy Assessors provide building energy ratings and energy audits for residential, commercial and industrial properties. Read full story ...

No Cost Energy Tips Saving energy needn't cost a fortune. We've compiled some no cost and low cost ways for you to to become more energy efficient. Read full story ...

The Greener Homes Scheme The Greener Homes Scheme provides assistance to homeowners who intend to purchase a new renewable energy heating system for existing homes. The scheme is administered by Sustainable Energy Ireland ("SEI")... Read full story ...

What are Solar Panels? The term solar panel is best applied to a flat solar thermal collector, such as a solar hot water or air panel used to heat water, air, or otherwise collect solar thermal energy... Read full story ...

Wood Chip or Pellet Boilers Modern wood chip or pellet boilers offer the warmth and comfort of wood heating but are highly efficient, clean burning and totally automatic, saving you time and money... Read full story ...

What is Geothermal Heating? Geothermal heating is a method of heating and cooling a building. It takes advantage of the natural stable warmth stored in the earth. Normally the earth temperature is around 12.8oC (or 55 °F) at depths of 10 ft... Read full story ...

What is a Building Energy Rating (BER)?

New dwellings constructed, sold or rented will have to have an official Building Energy Rating (BER). Each dwelling will be rated by one of our team of Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) registered Assessors...

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Why recycle? To help the environment: Recycling creates lower energy costs, reduces emissions into the atmosphere and to water and reduces the amount of waste going to landfill sites... Read full story ...

ITFMA Welcomes Directive The Irish Timber Frame Manufacturers’ Association (ITFMA) welcomes the introduction of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, which comes into force in Ireland on 1st January 2007. Read full story ...

SIGA, Air Tightness Tapes & Membrane
NEA, the leading supplier of energy efficiency residential & commercial services to the Irish Market,
are delighted to offer the sale of SIGA Air-Tightness Products.

For your home high-quality products alone are not sufficient. Professional planning and execution are also important because creating an airtight building envelope requires a lot of know-how. NEA team of highly trained professionals will assist you to achieve an airtight building which is a key factor in achieving the present buildings regulations and improve the cost of running the building.   

How does the SIGA Products help you?

The air and windtight building envelope can be compared with the clothing of people. In cold and damp weather several layers of clothes proved their value ("onion principle").  On the skin you wear functional underwear to carry sweat away from the skin. This corresponds to the airtight building envelope formed by the base plaster on the masonry and the vapour control layer in the roof. It is required by Part L of the Building Regulation from July 2008 and can be easily tested using a blower-door test.

A woolly sweater protects from cold = insulation but in cold, windy weather this sweater is not sufficient; you additionally need a windtight jacket = facade membrane or breathable membrane. When this jacket is open, cold wind and moist air enter the sweater and you feel cold. If it is, however, closed, which corresponds to the windtight building envelope, wind and weather are kept out and the body remains comfortably warm. This layer is formed by the roofing tiles and the permanently sealed breathable membranes.

What are the main reasons you should seal your building?

By using the blower-door method NEA team of highly trained professionals can easily and quickly find out whether a building is air-tight where the measured value is then compared to Building Regulations.

Reason 1: Reduction of heating costs and CO2 emissions

– Air tightly sealed vapor control layers inside prevent uncontrolled escape of warm and damp air and so resulting in increased heating costs. The lower energy demand also reduces the CO2 emissions.

– On the outside of the building breathable membranes form the wind tight layer and professionally sealed they prevent the cooling down of the insulation and heat loss. 

Reason 2: Protection against building damage and mould

– A professionally sealed vapor control layer prevents warm and damp room air penetrating the construction.  In this way it protects the construction and the insulation from moisture and mould infestation and the resulting damage to the building and to health.

Reason 3: Cozy living atmosphere

– Protection from heat and draught where insulation and air tightly sealed vapor control layers increase your living comfort. Firstly, there are no leakages which results in no draughts. Secondly, they protect against the ingress of heat in summer and so providing an optimum living comfort.

– Sound Insulation as there will be no airborne noise transmission if all gaps and joints are air tightly sealed. This protects the occupants from noise and also the ingress of odours is prevented.

Reason 4: No use of wood preservatives

– The air tight and wind tight layer prevents wood destroying pests from entering the construction and insulation and causing damage. Therefore you can do without the toxic wood preservatives normally used in builds.

 

More than one third of the warm air escapes through leaking areas in the building envelope. Consequently an air and wind tight layer is the most reliable protection against energy and heating cost loss!

Regular, controlled ventilation or a ventilation system provide for healthy indoor air. In addition, the air and wind tight building envelope fulfills further important functions:

– The insulation is protected from damage by mould, which would lead to expensive renovation work and health hazards!

– It prevents draught and increases the living comfort!

– You can do without toxic wood preservatives and keep the construction free from vermin!

– It locks out odours, noise and summer heat!

– It increases the value of your building!

SIGA high-performance adhesives offer first-class quality, with the SIGA system you create an air and wind tight layer which offers you the best reliability and comfort throughout the entire life of your house.

 

How do I find out more?
Simply contact NEA on 1890 793 793 or email us

 
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