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 v5.3.0a (3.21) & Release of 2019 User Support Survey Report

    Jul 13, 2020
    FirstRate5 v5.3.0a (3.21) is now available as a free download from www.fr5.com.au. This version is a minor bug fix release and security update. Sustainability Victoria (SV) recommends that all users upgrade to this version. In February 2020, Sustainability Victoria (SV) issued an online survey to gather feedback on the FirstRate5 (FR5) technical support service, software development, and website. The survey report can now be downloaded for review.
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  • Release of 2019 User Support Survey Report

    Jun 19, 2020
    In February 2020, Sustainability Victoria (SV) issued an online survey to gather feedback on the FirstRate5 (FR5) technical support service, software development, and certificate generation website. The survey report can now be downloaded for review.
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  • Release of FR5 v5.3.0, Extension of FR5 v5.2.11 Accreditation, New Certificate and Changes to Software Licence and Website's Terms of Service

    May 13, 2020
    Sustainability Victoria is pleased to announce that FirstRate5 v5.3.0 (3.21) has successfully passed the NatHERS accreditation process and is now available as a free download from www.fr5.com.au. In addition, the accreditation of FR5 v5.2.11 (3.13) has been extended, a new certificate template has been released and changes have been made to the Software Licence Agreement and the website's Terms of Service. This news story provides important information about all these announcements.
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  • Summary of Changes to the FirstRate5 Software Licence Agreement and the Website's Terms of Service

    May 01, 2020
    With the release of FR5 v5.3.0 (3.21), Sustainability Victoria (SV) has made some changes to the Software Licence Agreement (Licence Agreement) which governs your use of the FirstRate5 (FR5) software and the End User Terms of Service (Terms of Service) which govern your use of the FR5 website. The key changes are summarised in this news story.
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  • FirstRate5 Customer Survey 2019

    Feb 12, 2020
    Sustainability Victoria is conducting a survey to gather feedback on the FirstRate5 software and website and FirstRate5's technical support service for the last year.
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