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.

2014/15 FirstRate5 Data Report Released

by FirstRate5 | Oct 25, 2016

On 1 May 2014, Sustainability Victoria introduced an online platform to allow FirstRate5 to move to a fee-per-certificate model. This enabled FirstRate5 to recover its own costs, and allowed Home Energy Rating data to be collected in a central repository. In 2012 it was estimated that FirstRate5 accounted for 95% of all Home Energy Ratings carried out in Victoria and 45% of those carried out in Australia. This data is a rich store of information on new and existing Australian dwellings in a searchable database.

Sustainability Victoria (SV) is pleased to release the FirstRate5 data analysis report. The report presents the results of an analysis of Home Energy Ratings certified for the 2014/15 financial year and will form the baseline for future reports. The analysis approach is based on questions developed by SV following discussion with industry and government in Victoria.