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.

Building and construction sector invited to enter Premier's Sustainability Awards

by FR5 | May 26, 2017

Sustainable design, construction and building industry organisations are invited to enter the Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards and share their stories across the sector.
Entries are now open for businesses, organisations, state and local government and individuals who are leading the way in innovative sustainable construction. 

There are 10 award categories in the 2016 Premier's Sustainability Awards, many of which are relevant to building, development and infrastructure projects: Built Environment, Community, Education, Environmental Justice, Environmental Protection, Government, Health, Innovative Products or Services, Large Business, and Small and Medium Enterprises.

Entries close Wednesday 21 June, 5pm.

For more information on how to enter, key dates and profiles of previous winners and finalists, visit

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