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.

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Problem with the AFRC Custom Windows Library included in FirstRate5 v5.2.11 (3.13)

by FR5 | Nov 07, 2019

It has come to Sustainability Victoria’s attention that there is a problem with how some folders are named in the AFRC Custom Windows library included in FR5 v5.2.11 (3.13).

The problem relates to the fact that some manufacturers' windows are contained in two folders because folders have been named in slightly different ways. If you are looking for a window from an affected manufacturer you may need to check both folders.

For example, if you are looking for a window manufactured by A&L Windows you may need to check both the ‘A&L’ library and the ‘A&L Windows’ library as shown below:

afrc duplicate library name

SV has advised AFRC and will aim to include an updated custom windows library with our next software release.  

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