Making a new house an A rated home with Natural Gas

24 July, 2017: On Thursday the 13th of July, construction industry professionals joined Gas Networks Ireland at the Silver Springs Clayton Hotel in Cork, to explore how natural gas, in combination with renewable technologies meets with Part L building regulations in order to achieve a fully A rated home. The seminar was hosted by Gas Networks Ireland and BER Assessors Association Ireland.

Topics explored during the seminar included how to enter natural gas in conjunction with renewable technologies into the SEAI’s DEAP software. Other discussion points included installation and running costs of natural gas in a new house, the guiding principles of gas connections and a look at Ireland’s natural gas infrastructure were also covered.

Guest speakers included Gerhard Heyl of PV Green Energy Savings, Bill Quigley of NuTech Renewables, Calin Tasnadi of Daikin, Jonathan White of LVP Renewables, and Paul McEvoy of Origen and Patrick Wycherley of Clean Energy Ireland.

Choosing the right energy for a new home is an important decision, and for over 647,000 households in Ireland, natural gas is the first choice. Natural gas ensures sustainability and energy efficiency, with low running costs, and is instantaneous and easy to control with no need for external storage.

Speaking at the event, Lorcan Cooke, Gas Applications Engineer and BER Assessor with Gas Networks Ireland:  "When determining the Building Energy Rating (BER) of a new house, the entry of a natural gas system combined with renewable technologies only requires simple user inputs in the DEAP. With BER playing an increasingly important role in the resale value of houses, gas is a good investment."  


For further information

Aimee Beale, Murray: +353 (0)1 498 0330 or +353(0) 86 151 4024 |

About Gas Networks Ireland

Gas Networks Ireland is the business division of Ervia that owns, builds and maintains the Natural gas network in Ireland and connects all customers to the gas network. Gas Networks Ireland operates one of the most modern and safe gas networks in the world and ensures that almost 680,000 homes and businesses receive a safe, efficient and secure supply of Natural Gas, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Ervia is a commercial semi-state multi-utility company with responsibility for the delivery of gas and water infrastructure and services in Ireland.