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.

About FirstRate5

  • Who owns FirstRate5?

  • How much does FirstRate5 software cost?

  • How do I register to download and use the latest version of FirstRate5?

  • How much does it cost to produce a certificate?

  • What support does SV provide for FirstRate5?

  • What is the best way to send a query?

  • I would like help with a modelling query, who can help with this?

  • What system requirements are necessary for FirstRate5?

  • Does FirstRate5 work with Java9?

Access to legacy versions of FirstRate5

  • Why do legacy versions not calculate automatically on the FR5 website?

General

  • How do I remove my NatHERS accreditation number from my FirstRate5 account?

  • How do I allow for a 'window' in an internal wall?

  • Why is the Save command disabled when I upgrade my earlier files?

  • How do I re-issue an invoice?

  • How do I simultaneously attach eaves to multiple walls?

  • Windows: Where can I learn how to use the new default windows?

  • Weather-stripping and insect screens: When can I turn on/off weather-stripping and insect screens?

  • Certificate: Why does my preview certificate say "non-accredited"?

  • Certificate: Why does the NCFA sometimes not equal the sum of the individual zone areas?

  • Group certificate: How do I produce a NatHERS Group Certificate for a multi-unit development?

  • Will installing a new version of FR5 overwrite older versions of the software on my machine?

Online certificate generation system

  • What are the features of the certificate generation system?

  • How does the certificate generation system work?

  • Can I make revisions to an issued certificate?

  • Will there be a reduced fee based on the number of credits purchased?

  • Can I pay for the certificates that my employees/sub-contractors produce?

  • How do I know my credit card details will be secure?

 Guidance Notes
 
           01 Wall Builder + Upgrade v1.0
           02 Wall Builder Examples

Instructional videos