Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard
What is the Residential Efficiency Scorecard?
The Scorecard is an Australian-first home energy rating program. The Scorecard will enable you to obtain a star rating for your home, in the same way as a fridge or washing machine has a star rating. The star rating is a representation of the running cost of the fixed appliances in your home. It will guide you to make home improvements efficiently and cost effectively.
Accredited assessors can be engaged to deliver a Scorecard assessments for a fee. They will use the government supported Scorecard webtool to rate the energy efficiency of your home's construction, fixed appliances and other key features such as solar PV energy production. The two page rating certificate also recommends upgrade options to improve your home's rating.
The Scorecard also rates your home's performance during hot weather. This important feature helps you understand and improve the comfort of your home in summer.
Many Victorian homes have high energy bills simply due to the way the home is built. The Scorecard will help householders understand and improve this performance.
Can I have a Scorecard assessment?
The Scorecard is available in Victoria through accredited assessors from March 2017. As assessors become accredited, availability will build throughout 2017. Assessors will initially work through participating Not-for-Profit organisations and local councils.
During 2017 the release of the Scorecard will focus on providing a quality service to the community. Initially, there may be limited availability of Scorecard assessments to ensure quality of delivery. Over the course of 2017 availability of assessments will increase.
During the initial release, the Department will consult widely on the broader program release to the market. After evaluating the initial release, the Scorecard will be made broadly available through accredited businesses and assessors. The Scorecard will then no longer be limited to delivery through Not-for-Profit organisations, this is estimated to start towards the end of 2017. Requirements for participation will be announced prior to this phase.