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

  • FR5 Website Outage for Scheduled Maintenance - 22 Oct to 24 Oct 2022

    Sep 21, 2022
    Sustainability Victoria would like to inform customers that the FirstRate website will be down for scheduled maintenance from Saturday 22 October 2022 (6am AEDT) until Monday 24 October 2022 (6am AEDT).
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  • Release of FR5 v5.4.1 Beta Version & Software Transitional Arrangements

    Sep 16, 2022
    Sustainability Victoria (SV) has released FR5 v5.4.1 (3.21) beta version which contains the revised NCC 2022 heating and cooling load limits. Software transitional arrangements have been announced for NCC 2022.
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  • Release of FR5 v5.4.0b (3.21)

    Aug 30, 2022
    Sustainability Victoria (SV) has released FR5 v5.4.0b (3.21) Beta with an extended expiry date of 31 January 2023. The current version of the beta software expires on 30 August 2022.
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  • Release of FR5 v5.3.2b (3.21) & FR5 2022 Customer Survey

    Jul 01, 2022
    FirstRate5 v5.3.2b (3.21) is now available as a free download from Sustainability Victoria (SV) recommends that all users upgrade to this version. Sustainability Victoria is conducting a customer survey to gather feedback on the FirstRate5 software and website and FirstRate5's technical support service for the last year.SV is particularly interested to receive feedback about the enhancements contained in the recent FR5 v5.4.0 Beta release.
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  • Release of FR5 v5.4.0a Beta Version

    Jun 09, 2022
    Sustainability Victoria (SV) has released version FR5 v5.4.0a (3.21) Beta to fix a software bug identified in FR5 v5.4.0. SV recommends that you download and install FR5 v5.4.0a (3.21) Beta and uninstall the previous version from your computer.
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