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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  • 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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  • FirstRate5 User Support Survey 2016

    Nov 24, 2016
    Sustainability Victoria is conducting a survey to gather feedback on the FirstRate5® software and website and FirstRate5's technical support service. The results of this survey will be used to improve the FirstRate5® user support service and assist us to answer your queries more efficiently.
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