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.
  • Changes to Website's Terms of Use

    Aug 10, 2018
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  • Release of FirstRate5 v5.2.9 (3.13)

    Aug 02, 2018
    FirstRate5 v5.2.9 (3.13) is now available as a free download from www.fr5.com.au. SV recommends that all users upgrade to this version. This version includes the following changes. • Updated Australian Fenestration Rating Council (AFRC) custom windows and roof windows library • Updated postcode and climate zone data
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  • FirstRate5 Customer Survey 2018

    Jul 04, 2018
    Sustainability Victoria is conducting a survey to gather feedback on the FirstRate5 software and website and FirstRate5's technical support service.
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  • Release of FR5 v5.2.8a (3.13)

    May 01, 2018
    FirstRate5 v5.2.​8a (3.13) is now available as a free download from www.fr5.com.au.This version is a minor bug fix release. SV recommends that all users upgrade to this version. This bug fix version addresses the issue of missing windows in the AFRC custom windows library included with FR5 v5.2.8 (3.13). The custom windows library supplied to SV at the time release did not include the A&L-004 range of windows and this error has now been rectified in FR5 v5.2.8a (3.13).
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  • 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 www.fr5.com.au. 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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