|By Marketwired .||
|April 8, 2014 04:00 AM EDT||
DUNDALK, IRELAND -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/14 -- Prometric today announced a multi-year agreement with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), awarded after a public tender process, to continue test development and computer-based delivery of Building Energy Rating (BER) assessor examinations. Building Energy Ratings, which tell how energy efficient a property is, are required when a building is offered for sale or rent. The ratings are carried out by trained and registered BER assessors who have a leading role informing the energy performance improvements of Ireland's building stock.
"We are pleased to continue our support of SEAI's Building Energy Rating programme in Ireland and SEAI's promotion of more energy efficient buildings. Our close-working partnership with the SEAI has benefited test takers, who give themselves valuable expertise in the marketplace by earning their BER assessor certifications," said Garrett Sherry, Vice President and General Manager of Prometric's Europe, Middle East and Africa business regions.
Assessors earn their SEAI certifications by successfully completing Domestic Building Energy Rating (DBER) and Non-Domestic Building Energy Rating (NDBER) examinations, which, since 2009, have been delivered by computer-based assessment through Prometric, a U.S. multi-national company with central offices in Dundalk and Dublin.
Prometric supports more than 140 jobs and conducts testing in 41 exam centres throughout Ireland. Professional assessors certified by the SEAI provide property owners with an indication of the energy performance of their real estate, a valued service in support of environment, energy and real estate organisations, and underpinning Irish and EU energy performance standards.
A significant number of Domestic and Non-Domestic BER assessors are expected to attend Prometric's Irish test centers in 2014 to renew their 2-year BER certifications and many BER candidates will be seeking new certifications.
Properties in Ireland with A-Building Energy Ratings receive 11 per cent higher prices, with owners of A-rated rental properties able to receive 1.9 per cent higher prices, according to a research study published by the University of Oxford's Department of Economics.
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has a mission to play a leading role in the transformation of Ireland to a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices. The Authority is partly financed by Ireland's EU Structural Funds Programme, co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union.
For more information, please visit www.seai.ie. For BER testing programme information, visit http://www.seai.ie/Your_Building/BER/BER_FAQ/FAQ_BER/Assessors/BER-Examinations.html.
The exams Prometric delivers provide a means for people all over the world to become licensed physicians, architects, certified SEAI assessors, accountants and financial planners, credentialed project managers software engineers and many other accredited and distinguished professionals, such as qualified European Union employees. Prometric exams also offer aspiring graduate students access to many of the world's most acclaimed universities.
Prometric established a new Global Operations Centre in Dundalk, in 2012, providing a significant gateway and base to support its business in more than 160 countries and across multi-national time zones.
Prometric is a trusted and market-leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment and supports candidates worldwide who take more than 9 million tests each year. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardisation, Prometric advances test development and delivery solutions that are better, faster and at less expense, delivering tests flexibly via the Web or by utilising a robust network of more than 8,000 test centres in more than 160 countries and on behalf of nearly 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets.
For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.
Kevin Patrick Kane
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