The Residential Efficiency Scorecard, a household energy rating system developed by the Victorian Government, has received national support under a joint commonwealth, state and territory initiative.
Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, announced the adoption today of the scorecard, which will assist Australian households to reduce their energy bills, slash greenhouse gas emissions and improve home comfort.
The scorecard was endorsed by the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) with strong support provided by all jurisdictions.
Since 2016, the scorecard star rating has provided a consistent and impartial way for Victorian households to understand, compare and improve their home energy performance.
Householders are seeing the benefit from eight, nine and even ten-star homes with low or no energy bills, and home improvements focusing on hot and cold weather.
The new national scorecard rating is now available to all Australian households and will help national businesses use the rating as a mark of home quality, including builders, developers and financiers.
Trained and accredited national scorecard assessors provide a star rating and detailed certificate to the householder, plus advice on opportunities for improvement.
More than 5,150 Victorians have already benefited from the scorecard, including renovators using the rating to improve their home, builders offering ten-star homes and landlords advertising high rating properties.
The finance sector is also getting involved with Bank Australia’s Clean Energy Home Loan using the scorecard to determine eligibility for discounted home finance.