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.

Accreditation

To become a NatHERS Accredited Assessor you must obtain accreditation through an Assessor Accrediting Organisation (AAO).

The two AAOs under the NatHERS protocol, the Building Designers Association Victoria (BDAV) and Association of Building Sustainability Assessors (ABSA), accredit assessors who have fulfilled the requirements of accreditation.

New entrants to the assessor market must complete the Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment to become a NatHERS Accredited Assessor.

For more information please visit:

Building Designers Association Victoria (BDAV) - phone 03 9416 0227 or email info@bdav.org.au
Association of Building Sustainability Assessors (ABSA) - phone 1300 889 438 or email support@absa.net.au