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.

Release of 2020 User Support Survey Report

by FR5 | May 03, 2021

In April 2021, Sustainability Victoria (SV) issued an online customer survey to gather feedback about the FirstRate5 (FR5) technical support service, software development, and certificate generation Website. The survey covered the period April 2020 to April 2021.

The FirstRate5 technical support service is designed to provide customers with a high level of support and a positive experience with the software tool and website. Comparing the survey responses to the previous years’ responses helps the FR5 support team to identify ways to improve the technical support service offered to FR5 customers.

The main findings from this year’s survey are summarised below. It should be noted that all figures reported are in relation to the customers who have responded to the survey rather than all FR5 customers.

  • Approximately 20% increase in accredited assessors. Less than 3% of customers who responded to the survey are unaccredited and this is a big increase from three years ago
  • Increase in assessors encouraging customers to increase star ratings beyond 6 stars
  • Customer satisfaction with the FR5 Helpdesk Service continues to remain high
  • Positive feedback regarding the latest new features added in FR5 v5.3.1
  • More customers are watching the FR5 training videos compared to previous years