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

  • Software bug identified in FR5 v5.2.10 (3.13) - Raked Wall Helper

    Dec 12, 2018
    Sustainability Victoria (SV) has identified a software bug in FirstRate5 v5.2.10 (3.13) related to the Raked Wall Helper. SV is currently investigating the software bug and will release a bug fix version of FR5 v5.2.10 (3.13) in the coming days. In the meantime, users can continue to use FR5 v5.2.10 (3.1.3) to create project files as long as they do NOT use the Raked Wall Helper.
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  • Release of FirstRate5 v5.2.10 (3.13)

    Dec 07, 2018
    FirstRate5 v5.2.10 (3.13) is now available as a free download from Full release details can be found in the software release notes. This new version contains a number of new major features, smaller enhancements and bug fixes.
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  • Changes to Website's Terms of Use

    Aug 10, 2018
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  • Release of FirstRate5 v5.2.9 (3.13)

    Aug 02, 2018
    FirstRate5 v5.2.9 (3.13) is now available as a free download from SV recommends that all users upgrade to this version. This version includes the following changes. • Updated Australian Fenestration Rating Council (AFRC) custom windows and roof windows library • Updated postcode and climate zone data
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  • FirstRate5 Customer Survey 2018

    Jul 04, 2018
    Sustainability Victoria is conducting a survey to gather feedback on the FirstRate5 software and website and FirstRate5's technical support service.
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