HOUSE ENERGY RATINGS
Using the latest nationally accredited software, we are able to conduct house energy ratings for a range of purposes.
Star Ratings for Building Approvals – New Homes
Many home owners simply request compliance certification documentation to meet minimum building standards. And there are many assessors who provide this service. We can offer much more than a standard assessment, starting with cost effective and practical compliance outcomes and including comprehensive compliance documentation for every project we undertake.
How can we deliver on these promises? Our assessment services are exceptional for one main reason: experience.
After over 45 years in the building industry, we know buildings inside out. Since 2002 we have been delivering house energy ratings for a wide variety of building types, sizes and styles, in many different climatic locations. Ken Bezant has also trained hundreds of other assessors nationally since 2007. He has worked as a consultant to government in this specialised field, published many articles and has spoken at conferences and seminars on this topic. There are few people in Australia who share his knowledge and experience in this field. As a building designer and educator, Ken knows how to achieve good passive design solutions and where best to invest in thermal performance improvements.
Complete Energy Assessments – New and Existing Homes
Often our clients want more than minimum compliance standards. If you want to raise the bar by achieving a high Star rating with a potential to significantly reduce your operational costs, then you are our dream client. We relish in the opportunity of suggesting ways to improve your home’s thermal performance. Not only does an energy efficient home reduce operational costs, it is also a healthier and more comfortable place in which to live.
Going beyond energy Star ratings (which basically only measure theoretical energy loads for heating and cooling) we can predict the total energy use in your home, including items like water heating, lighting and appliances. We can even model the benefits of photovoltaic panels or other onsite renewable systems. Data can be provided to demonstrate what rooms in your house work well and those that don’t, allowing us to tailor solutions. We can even accurately model the outcomes based on the way you and your family will use the house.
This service is ideal for both new and existing homes. The scope of our services in this area is extensive and can be tailored to suit your needs.
Our best recommendation for you!
Have an energy rating conducted at the earliest possible stage of your design. This way, we can make recommendations to improve the thermal performance of your home for the least capital outlay.
Our assessments can be conducted in two stages:
What software do we use?
We use all three currently approved NatHERS software solutions: AccuRate Sustainability, BERS Pro and FirstRate 5.
We are able to recommend the best solution for your individual project.
Costs of Services
Each project is individually quoted, based on the size and complexity of the house and the effort required to provide the desired outcomes. Simply email your drawings to us for a quote (use the 'Upload' option on the right)
Please contact us for more information or to discuss your project further.