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 FirstRate5 v5.2.8 (3.13)

    Apr 10, 2018
    FirstRate5 v5.2.8 (3.13) is now available as a free download from 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 and updates to support Java 9 runtime environment.
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  • BDAV Webinar – Using the Analytics Tab in FR5

    Feb 07, 2018
    The Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) is holding a webinar on 26 February 2018 on Using the Analytics Tab in FirstRate5
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  • Enabling Windows 10 Scaling for FirstRate5

    Nov 10, 2017
    Users that have Windows 10 version 1703 or greater installed on their computers have the ability to enable Windows 10 scaling for FirstRate5. Applying this scaling may result in FirstRate5 displaying better on high resolution screens.
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  • Release of FirstRate5 v5.2.7 (3.13)

    Nov 01, 2017
    Sustainability Victoria is pleased to announce the release of FirstRate5 v5.2.7 (3.13). This new version contains a number of major new features, enhancements and bug fixes.
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  • Credit Price Increase and Changes to Website's Terms of Use

    Nov 01, 2017
    From 15 November 2017 (8am AEDT) the price of FirstRate5 (FR5) certificate credits will increase. A transition period will be in place from 1 November 2017 to 15 November 2017, during which users will be able to buy credits at the current prices.
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