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​
  • FR5 Customer Survey & Introduction of Class 1 Group Certificates

    Apr 13, 2021
    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. In addition, the ability to produce Class 1 group certificates has also been introduced.
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  • Release of FirstRate5 v5.3.1 (3.21)

    Feb 24, 2021
    Sustainability Victoria is pleased to announce the release of FirstRate5 v5.3.1 (3.21). This new version contains a number of major new features, enhancements and bug fixes.
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  • Australia Fenestration Rating Council (AFRC) windows training for Energy Assessors

    Oct 02, 2020
    The NatHERS Administrator has released a statement regarding the cessation of mandatory windows training for energy assessors. The article can be accessed from the NatHERS website.
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  • 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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