FirstRate assessments are a method to determine the star rating of your dwelling. Higher the star rating, higher the buildings thermal performance. This assessment is undertaken via natHERS approved modelling software system designed to operate to requirements of the National Construction Code of Australia.
All building projects requiring a Building Permit which have conditioned spaces (heated/cooled) will require an energy efficiency report to demonstrate compliance to the building code to your Building Surveyor/Certifier.
All commercial and residential projects must comply with the Energy Efficiency requirements as specified in the National Construction Code (Volume 1 and Volume 2). While 6 star and natHERS assessment are the most common way projects can demonstrate compliance to the NCC, other method such as Deemed-to-satisfy provisions and Alternative Solution assessments can also be used.
With many years experience in helping project managers and owners with their projects, we can assist with the following;