To often, energy ratings are left until the end of the design process. They are seen as a tick the box item to gain approval. This often causes delays and price increases when designs, windows or insulation need to be changed because the minimum ratings have not been met.
Engaging a NatHERS Accredited Assessor early within the design phase can provide you with the advice you need to have an impact on the performance of your design. Find the sweet spot between cost and performance.
We provide ratings for homeowners who
Includes the modelling of your home based on provided drawings with NatHERS accredited software, FirstRate 5.
Basic rating: $750*
Basic rating plus optimisation and/or modelling of alternatives: $990*
*Prices are indicative only, please contact us for a detailed quote for your project by sending an electronic copy of your house plans to email@example.com
The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) is a star rating system out of ten.
Currently all new homes must achieve a Minimum of 6 (Hopefully soon to be 7) out of a possible 10 stars.
By providing an estimate of a home’s potential heating and cooling energy use, NatHERS can help to make your home more comfortable and can also help to save on energy bills through smarter design choices. Often good design can reduce the amount of energy needed to keep a home comfortable with no or little additional construction cost.
If you engage a NatHERS Accredited Assessor during the design phase of your build, they can provide you with advice to improve the energy efficiency of your home with little or no additional construction cost, saving you considerable money year on year and ensuring you have a more healthy and sustainable home design.
Homes with a higher star rating are considered more thermally comfortable and cheaper to run than homes with a lower star rating.
The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme, or NatHERS, is being expanded to include Whole of Home assessments and ratings to support the proposed National Construction Code energy efficiency requirements for residential buildings in 2022.
The changes will help households improve a home’s energy efficiency and reduce energy use, which provides a range of benefits including lower energy bills, improved comfort and health for occupants, and reduced carbon emissions.