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.

Sustainability Victoria FirstRate5 Competitive Neutrality Assessment

by FR5 | Oct 20, 2017

                     
The Victorian Government's Competitive Neutrality Policy was released in October 2000.  The competitive neutrality policy is designed to improve economic efficiency by removing any unfair competitive advantages or disadvantages for publicly owned entities engaged in significant business activities.

This report has been prepared to assess whether Sustainability Victoria’s current cost recovery model for FirstRate5 properly takes into account the Victorian Government’s Competitive Neutrality Policy.

As part of developing this report, Pitcher Partners Consulting (PPC) also developed a Competitively Neutral Cost Model that will assist Sustainability Victoria to achieve its cost recovery objectives and assess ongoing compliance with the Competitive Neutrality policy as circumstances change.

The full report can be accessed here.