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.

Latest news

  • NCC 2022 Update - Release of FR5 v5.5.3 & New NatHERS Certificate

    Sep 28, 2023
    Sustainability Victoria (SV) is pleased to announce that FirstRate5 v5.5.3 (3.22) has successfully passed the NatHERS accreditation process and is now available as a free download from FR5 v5.5.3 (3.22) can be used to demonstrate compliance with NCC 2022 and will produce the new NatHERS certificate when uploaded to the FirstRate5 website.
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  • NatHERS Software Accreditation Update - Sept 2023

    Sep 20, 2023
    Sustainability Victoria’s Energy Software team is currently completing the software accreditation process for the FirstRate5 thermal tool, and the the FirstRate5 Whole-of-Home Tool has been submitted for NatHERS accreditation. On the 28th of September 2023, SV plans to release an updated version of the FirstRate5 thermal tool which will be able to be used for demonstrating compliance with NCC 2022. Files created using the updated version will produce the new NatHERS Certificates on the FirstRate5 website.
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  • Update to FR5 End User Terms of Service & Software Licence Agreement

    Aug 29, 2023
    Sustainability Victoria is updating the FirstRate5 End User Terms of Service and FirstRate5 Software Licence Agreement, which apply to the FirstRate5 website and software. We are making updates to make varying the End User Terms of Service and Software Licence faster for future releases and upgrades
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  • Extension to NCC 2022 Transition Period in Victoria

    Jun 16, 2023
    Sustainability Victoria would like to inform FirstRate5 users that the Victorian Government has announced an extended transition period for the introduction of the NCC 2022 energy efficiency requirements. The mandatory commencement date is now 1 May 2024.
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  • FirstRate5 accredited for Thermal Assessments

    May 30, 2023
    Sustainability Victoria (SV) would like to advise that the NatHERS Administrator has granted FirstRate5 v5.5.0 (3.22) conditional accreditation under the NatHERS 2022 Software Accreditation Protocol
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