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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Free FR5 Whole of Home Webinar - 26 March & Deletion of WoH Assessments

by Govind Maksay | Mar 14, 2024

Free NatHERS FirstRate5 Whole of Home Demonstration Webinar - 26 March 2024 (2pm)

Join the FirstRate5 team and NatHERS technical staff on 26 March 2024 (2pm AEDT) to learn about the capabilities and application of Sustainability Victoria's new FirstRate5 Whole-of-Home tool.

The free webinar will feature a whole of home assessment demonstration using the FirstRate5 Whole-of-Home tool, followed by a live question and answer session.

Click here to register for the webinar.

The whole of home rating requirement comes into effect in Victoria and Queensland from 1 May 2024 as part of updates to the National Construction Code (NCC 2022).

This technical webinar has been developed for thermal performance assessors but may be of interest to building designers, builders, and other industry professionals.

Deletion of existing Whole of Home assessments and process to retain assessments

FirstRate5 Whole-of-Home (v1.0.0) is a beta version that does not include certificate functionality.  Any whole of home assessments that have been created using version 1.0.0 will be deleted when SV releases the updated version of the tool that will include full whole of home certificate functionality, unless SV receives a request to retain the data. 

Users who want to retain whole of home assessments created using FirstRate5 Whole-of-Home (v1.0.0), must complete a request form on the FR5 website and agree that assessments created using the version 1.0.0 will be governed by the updated the FirstRate5 Website End User Terms of Service effective 2 March 2024. 

Sustainability Victoria has extended the cut off date. FirstRate5 users must complete the request form by 17 March 2024. Please note that you will need to be logged into your FR5 account to access the request form.

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