FR5 Software

FirstRate5® house energy rating software

FirstRate5® is an easy-to-use interactive tool with a graphic user interface that enables designers and thermal performance assessors to generate energy ratings for a home by tracing over floor plans. The software integrates the AccuRate calculation engine to estimate the annual heating and cooling energy and can be used to rate an existing design or as an interactive tool to optimise the design beyond compliance.
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  • Building and construction sector invited to enter Premier's Sustainability Awards

    May 26, 2017
    Sustainable design, construction and building industry sector are now invited to enter their projects into the Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards and share their achievements. Entries are now open for businesses, organisations, state and local government and individuals who are leading the way in innovative sustainable construction.
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  • Join TAKE2 - Victoria Government's Climate Change Pledge Program

    Mar 30, 2017
    TAKE2 is a comprehensive state-wide program, led by Sustainability Victoria, which enables all Victorians - businesses, local councils, community and educational organisations and individuals - to be part of Victoria’s action on climate change.
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  • Release of 2016 User Support Survey Report

    Mar 22, 2017
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  • Release of FirstRate5 v5.2.5 (3.13)

    Feb 23, 2017
    FirstRate5 v5.2.5 (3.13) is now available as a free download from www.fr5.com.au. SV recommends that all users upgrade to this version. The only change included in this version is an updated AFRC custom windows and roof windows library.
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  • Release of FR5 v5.2.4a (3.13)

    Nov 30, 2016
    FirstRate5 v5.2.​4a (3.13) is now available as a free download from www.fr5.com.au.This version is a minor bug fix release. SV recommends that all users upgrade to this version. This bug fix version addresses an issue some users were experiencing with custom windows when upgrading project files completed in previous versions of the software to FirstRate5 v5.2.4 (3.13). FirstRate5 v5.2.4 (3.13) was not recognising some custom windows and assessors were required to manually respecify these windows.
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