Residential Efficiency Scorecard national field trial

The Residential Efficiency Scorecard (the Scorecard) provides an energy star rating for homes. Assessments and information on ways to reduce energy costs and increase home comfort are tailored specifically for each home and are delivered by accredited assessors.

A field trial to pilot using the Scorecard across Australia concluded in June 2021. The results are currently being evaluated and will inform work to extend NatHERS, ahead of the National Scorecard seeking accreditation under NatHERS for existing homes.

Scorecard assessments are available across Australia now. This means there are opportunities for assessors and householders across Australia to participate.

The National Scorecard covers Australia and is based on the Victorian Scorecard and previous national pilots.

Interested in a home assessment? Find an assessor here.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

If you are interested in becoming an assessor and are located in Victoria, see the ‘I want to become an assessor’ page. To support quality and protect consumers, only accredited assessors can deliver Scorecard assessments.

If you are interested in becoming an assessor and are located outside Victoria, see the ‘I want to become an assessor’ page. To support quality and protect consumers, only accredited assessors can deliver Scorecard assessments.

It is proposed that the national version of the Residential Efficiency Scorecard, (the National Scorecard) will seek accreditation under the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) for voluntary use. For more information visit https://www.nathers.gov.au/About/NatHERS-existing-homes.

National assessments are available across Australia from January 2021. Find a Scorecard assessor here. All National Scorecard assessors are accredited against six quality principles to ensure you receive the best service.

Households pay for a Scorecard assessment with fees set by the Scorecard assessor.

Extending NatHERS to existing homes will include establishing the software accreditation processes (for the National Scorecard and any future tools), assessor accreditation processes (for in-home assessments), and elements of scheme management such as NatHERS trademarks, certificates and logos.

The Scorecard tool and program will inform this work, along with work from the New South Wales Government to identify future markets that could utilise energy ratings and tools for existing homes. A draft of the NatHERS requirements will be released in mid-2021, with the final requirements and Scheme design to be delivered in early 2022.

The Scorecard cannot be used for regulatory purposes under the Building Code of Australia. It is proposed that in future the National Scorecard will be accredited under the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) as a voluntary tool. Some NatHERS tools are accredited for regulatory purposes under the Building Code of Australia. At this stage it is not intended that the Scorecard will seek accreditation for regulatory purposes under the Building Code of Australia.

Page last updated: 27/07/21