What is Scorecard?
The Residential Efficiency Scorecard is available across Australia.
It is a unique program that provides an energy star rating for your home. In the same way as a fridge or washing machine has a star rating, a Scorecard rating shows how much energy is used throughout your home. The Scorecard star rating program is the first of its kind in Australia. Assessments and information are tailored specifically for your home and are delivered by government-approved assessors.
The star rating provides an easy-to-understand snapshot of how your home copes with hot and cold weather. This allows you to compare your home’s energy use with similar homes and quickly see how to save money on your bills.
Scorecard Goes National
Households across Australia can now reduce their energy bills, cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve home comfort after the Residential Efficiency Scorecard received endorsement under the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS).
The National Scorecard Initiative, which builds on the Victorian Government’s successful state-based Residential Efficiency Scorecard Program, will facilitate a nationally consistent approach for assessing existing homes. It was first piloted nationally in 2019 and further trialled in 2021. This new voluntary 'in home' assessment is extending NatHERS to all homes, as part of a joint initiative of the Commonwealth, state and territory governments.
Currently endorsed by NatHERS, the National Scorecard Initiative is expected to be fully accredited and phased into NatHERS in 2022. Until this occurs, all elements of the National Scorecard Initiative, including the assessment tool, assessor training and assessor accreditation, will continue to be delivered by the Victorian Government on behalf of all Australian governments.
For further information about NatHERS 'in home' assessments see https://www.nathers.gov.au/InHome
To view the Media Release see https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/victorian-home-energy-scorecard-rating-goes-national
How a Scorecard assessment can help you
- It suggests upgrades to reduce energy costs in your home.
- It provides a hot weather rating and upgrade options to protect your comfort and health in summer.
- Your assessor can suggest ways to use energy more efficiently to reduce energy costs in your home.
An energy star rating for your home
The Scorecard provides an energy star rating for your home on a scale from one to ten. A high star rating means your home will use less energy, and cost less to run, than one with a lower star rating.
Homes that achieve a high star rating can expect a lower energy bill than the average home.
Currently, the average home is three-star rated so there are opportunities to increase your home’s rating and spend less on your energy bills.
Introduction to the Scorecard
A Scorecard assessment will give your home a star rating that you can use to compare it to others.
Page last updated: 02/03/22