The energy efficiency and thermal performance of your development has a direct impact on both the occupants and the environment.
A property designed using ecologically sustainable development principles, promises an abundant life to its current and future residents.
In addition to contributing to the preservation of our planet, designing and building an eco-friendly home reduces the long-term costs of electricity, water and system maintenance.
Through eco-friendly improvements and sustainable building solutions, we’re preserving our ecosystem while achieving spaces of flawless functionality.
The Residential Efficiency Scorecard is a new ‘in home’ assessment, extending the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS), as part of a joint initiative of the Commonwealth, state, and territory governments.
The Residential Efficiency Scorecard provides existing homeowners across Australia an opportunity to discover and determine how energy efficient their home is and provides tailored recommendations for improvements.
Scorecard is a tool developed to help householders understand where their energy is being used within the house and how to make it more cost efficient.
Originally introduced as the Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard, the scheme has been implemented Australia wide providing each house with an individual rating on energy use, thermal performance, and overall efficiency. The scorecard is based on an ‘easy to understand’ star rating program that identifies how your home performs in both hot and cold weather.
The assessment takes into account the entire building shell and fabric including:
This report option is available for all States and Territories but is not currently a mandatory report.
Home buyers are commonly looking to add a Residential Efficiency Scorecard Rating to their building and pest inspection pre-purchase conditions, to ensure that their future home is a comfortable and cost-effective investment.
Why get a Scorecard Assessment?
Your home may have efficient appliances, but still end up with a costly energy bill if the heat is coming in through an uninsulated ceiling or under doors. This is why the building shell (or building envelope) is so important.
The building shell consists of the roof, walls and floor of your home, as well as windows and insulation. The materials used to build your home all have different properties. Some allow heat to move through them easily, others help retain heat. How well your home is sealed is another factor that determines how much it costs to heat and cool and how comfortable the house is to live in.
Your Home’s Building Shell
There are four parts to look at to improve the building shell. The improvement options on the certificate will highlight the weaker elements of your home.
Contact the team at Stellar Thermal for more information.