Residential Efficiency Scorecard Report

Residential Efficiency Scorecard 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RESIDENTIAL EFFICIENCY SCORECARDS AND HOW TO GET ONE

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The National Residential Efficiency Program builds upon the Victorian Government's state-based Residential Efficiency Scorecard Program to provide a consistent approach to assessing the efficiency of existing homes. The voluntary assessment allows Australian homeowners to understand their energy performance and therefore identify ways to improve.

 

Certified Energy are the leaders in sustainability services. Our accredited scorecard assessors will  give you the best recommendations on increasing the energy efficiency of your home. 

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The Residential Efficiency Scorecard Explained

 

What is the Residential Efficiency Scorecard?

The creation and ideation of the Residential Efficiency Scorecard is based on the Victorian state-based Residential Efficiency Scorecard, and is a national initiative to provide Australians with a simple star rating system which evaluates and determines the energy efficiency of their home. As a national home energy rating system used across Australia, it is hoped the initiative will provide all Australians with recommendations for their homes and give insight into future energy concerns ensuring efficiencies and cost reductions. The program is currently endorsed by NatHERS and is also currently being phased into NatHERS with expected completion during 2022.

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What is the Energy Star Rating System

(Scorecard Rating)?

The energy star rating, or Scorecard rating provides an easy way of understanding how a home compares in its energy cost compared to the rest of Australia. 

The Scorecard energy star rating is similar to how white good appliances such as washing machines are energy star rated. The Residential Efficiency Scorecard Rating shows how much energy is used throughout the home.

The average home energy star rating is 3 stars.

 

Residential Efficiency Scorecard Energy Star Rating System


How is a Residential Efficiency Scorecard Assessed?

There are a number of factors involved in the evaluation of the Residential Efficiency Scorecard asessment. Below is a simple representation of what areas and systems will be assessed. 

 

Residential Efficiency Scorecard Diagram Assessment

 

During the on-site assessment, one of our accredited assessors will collect information data on room sizes, window type, placement, constructional material, insulation and furnishings. With these in consideration, our assessor will also check your hot water system, heating, cooling, lighting and any other significant energy users in the house.


Why do I need a Residential Efficiency Scorecard Assessment?

The reason for a Residential Efficiency Scorecard assessment is to allow you as the homeowner to see the current and projected energy costs for your home. After the assessment you will receive a certificate which will show:
  • Your home's energy star rating (Scored out of 10)
  • Where your energy costs are being used 
  • The efficiency levels of various parts of your homes including major appliances as well the house itself.
  • A hot and cold weather rating performance 
The greatest benefits that participants will receive are practical solutions to improve their home's energy efficiency. 

 

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ENERGY SAVINGS & MORTGAGE INCENTIVES

 

How Much Money Can Your Home Save?

This is a basic breakdown of the savings a household could achieve if they followed the recommended guidelines set in the Residential Efficiency Scorecard. 

A general rule of thumb is that the lower your energy star rating is - the more practical improvements can be implemented into your home to save on energy costs and create a more energy efficient home. 

 

How much money you can save using the residential efficiency scorecard

 

USE YOUR SCORECARD ASSESSMENT TO APPLY FOR A MORTGAGE

 

Financial institutions across Australia have continued to allow financial incentives for mortgages which are more energy efficient. 

The future of using your Residential Efficiency Scorecard Assessment to improve your mortgage application is a reality. This is because of the simply energy star rating system which easily identifies what your true energy costs are for your home. 

You could even improve your chances to be eligible for home financing packages from participating financial institutions. By gaining a higher Residential Efficiency Scorecard rating for your home you have an increased chance of accessing these incentives. 

Contact your existing financial institutions to find out if you're eligible or get in touch with us for further advice.

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Time

How long does it take?

 

What is the process of obtaining a Residential Efficiency Scorecard?

 

1. Fill Out a Form to Check Your Eligibility

2. Approval for Eligibility

3. Plan Ideal Time and Day for On-site Assessment

4. On-Site Visit from Accredited Assessor

5. Allow 1-2 hours for On-site Assessment

7. Receive Residential Efficiency Scorecard 

 

Our accredited assessors have strong industry knowledge and many years in the field. We follow all government guidelines and requirements in order to deliver the best in service. 

 

How much does it cost?

 
The cost of the assessment will be determined by a number of factors. It will be dependent on the location and size of your home. 
 
Please contact us for accurate pricing and information for your location and home. 
 
 

We're certified assessors and provide consultation on all sustainability needs.  

 

Count on us for your upcoming Residential Efficiency Scorecard

 
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