Energy efficiency NCC 2022 and beyond

The ABCB released on 26 July 2019 a scoping study on the future of residential energy efficiency assessment from 2022 and beyond.

Public comment is being sought up to 8 September 2019.

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ABCB Releases Advisory Note for Verification Using a Reference Building

The Australian Building Codes Board has released an Advisory Note that clarifies how the Verification Using a Reference Building can be used as part of a Performance Solution to assess the energy efficiency of houses.

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NatHERS tools unsuitable for the NCC reference building Verification Method V2.6.2.2

CSIRO Energy rating news - Third Edition

Caution advised by CSIRO - NatHERS Tools unsuitable for Verification using a reference building

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Energy Efficiency Initiative

The 2016-17 financial year sees the ABCB embarking on a significant suite of work relating to the advancement of the Energy Efficiency Provisions in the NCC. These changes will be considered as part of NCC 2019.


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NatHERS Governance Review

A NatHERS Governance and operational review has been released for comment.

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Reminder to existing NatHERS Assessors of 31 December 2015 Cert IV deadline and a request to submit Recognition of Prior Learning Information

The NatHERS Administrator has published a reminder for existing NatHERS Accredited Assessors that they need to have attained the Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment by 31 December 2015.

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FirstRate5 For Sale

Sustainability Victoria is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from parties to own, maintain and distribute the FirstRate5 House Energy Rating Software.

Interested parties will be able to lodge an EOI from 22 April.

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July 1 deadline reconfirmed

The States and Territories have reconfirmed that accredited NatHERS Assessors must upgrade their skills to the Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment from 1 July 2015.

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Building Reports Released

Two important reports of note for assessors have been published.

The National Energy Efficient Building Project (NEEBP) by Pitt & Sherry on behalf of the SA government has been released.

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Tasmanian Government Supports Cert IV in NatHERS Assessment

Dale Webster, the Director of Building Control for Tasmania, has advised ABSA and BDAV of the Tasmanian Government’s support for the Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment as the minimum qualification for existing assessors from 1 July ... (read more)

BERS Pro Training Suspended

Training in BERS Pro has been suspended until clarification is received from Solar Logic on the likely impact of the proposed licensing model for NatHERS tools on BERS.

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2014 Information Seminars

Dates set for the first 3 information seminars in 2014.

To be held in Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart in January 2014, it is an opportunity to learn about the new Certificate 4 in NatHERS Assessment (CPP41212).

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Tasmania Office Now Open

SmartRate announces the opening of our new office in Tasmania.

Located in Deloraine, the new office allows the team at SmartRate to better work with his clients based in Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia.

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NatHERS Cert 4 RPL Skills Assessment now ONLINE

SmartRate in association with Education in Building (RTO 32418) has developed an RPL skills assessment pathway for the transition of current NatHERS assessors to this new qualification.

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User Support Programme

SmartRate rolls out the first stage of a new range of support services to NatHERS Assessors from today.

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