Just 2% of Kilkenny homes have an 'A' Building Energy Rating
CSO figures released today show that just 2% of homes in Kilkenny have an 'A' BER (Building Energy Rating).
The Building Energy Rating (BER) measures the energy performance of a dwelling.
'A' rated homes are the most energy efficient which usually means occupants will save on energy and heating bills.
The figures also revealed that 87% of homes in Kilkenny have a rating of C or lower while 49% have a D rating or lower, with the average age of a home in the county being 35 years old.
Homes with ratings of B or higher made up 12% of all homes in the county.
Nationally it was revealed that dwellings built in 2015-2019 were considerably more energy efficient than in earlier periods with 97% given an A rating compared with 36% in 2010-2014 and just 1% in 2005-2009. Overall Dublin county came out on top with 27% of houses achieving a B rating or higher.
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