Who Can Perform a NatHERS Assessment?
Only assessors trained, certified and accredited one of the two nationally operating Assessor Accrediting Organisations (AAOs) can use NatHERS second generation thermal assessment software to provide official thermal efficiency star ratings and issue relevant certificates. The two AAOs are the Australian Building Sustainability Organisation (ABSA) and the Building Designers Association Victoria (BDAV). At Certified Energy, our assessors are accredited by the Australian Building Sustainability Association (ABSA).
Why choose Certified Energy as your NatHERS assessors
Our years of experience can provide your project in terms of cost, efficiency and preservation of design concepts. Normally, assessors provide thermal performance figures that meet the standard requirements in order to obtain compliance. However, for a small additional fee, we can optimise the use of energy saving measures so that they are placed effectively whilst still complying with the regulatory requirements. Our assessors also follow the Assessor Code of Practice and are given ongoing support so they can provide you with a high quality of service. NatHERS Universal Certificates can only be issued by NatHERS Accredited Assessors, which includes the NatHERS logo, rating and stamp.
What it means to be part of the Australian Building Sustainability Association (ABSA)
The ABSA is a not-for-profit industry organisation that aims to improve Australian homes and buildings by ensuring they are sustainable. This includes ensuring that Australian buildings are designed to provide comfort and efficient use of energy resources. The Association supports building professionals and assessors with membership and training.
As part of the NatHERS Protocol, the Association is also an approved Assessor Accrediting Organisation (AAO). This means NatHERS accredited assessors are able to perform simulations in order to comply with Energy Efficiency requirements of the National Construction Code and Thermal Comfort in BASIX (NSW).
To apply for a NatHERS building thermal assessment please click here.