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.
Latest News​
  • Release of FR5 v5.3.2b (3.21) & FR5 2022 Customer Survey

    Jul 01, 2022
    FirstRate5 v5.3.2b (3.21) is now available as a free download from Sustainability Victoria (SV) recommends that all users upgrade to this version. Sustainability Victoria is conducting a customer survey to gather feedback on the FirstRate5 software and website and FirstRate5's technical support service for the last year.SV is particularly interested to receive feedback about the enhancements contained in the recent FR5 v5.4.0 Beta release.
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  • Release of FR5 v5.4.0a Beta Version

    Jun 09, 2022
    Sustainability Victoria (SV) has released version FR5 v5.4.0a (3.21) Beta to fix a software bug identified in FR5 v5.4.0. SV recommends that you download and install FR5 v5.4.0a (3.21) Beta and uninstall the previous version from your computer.
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  • Release of FR5 v5.4.0 Beta Version

    May 25, 2022
    Sustainability Victoria (SV) is pleased to announce the release of FR5 v5.4.0 (3.21) Beta. This beta version is available for download from the FirstrRate5 (FR5) website. FR5 v5.4.0 (3.21) Beta contains the changes that align with the proposed updates to the NCC 2022 energy efficiency provisions and also two new software features.
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  • Release of FR5 v5.3.2a and updated legacy versions to address critical security vulnerability

    Dec 22, 2021
    Sustainability Victoria (SV) has released FirstRate5 v5.3.2a (3.21) and it can now be downloaded from the FirstRate5 website. This new version contains a fix to address a critical security vulnerability, and SV strongly recommends that all users upgrade as soon as possible.
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  • Release of FR5 v5.3.2 & Holiday Support Schedule

    Dec 08, 2021
    Sustainability Victoria is pleased to announce the release of FirstRate5 v5.3.2 (3.21). This new version contains a number of major new features, enhancements and bug fixes. The FirstRate5 helpdesk will also be closed from 24/12/2021 to 10/01/2022 during the summer holidays.
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