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Victorian households can now receive a discounted Scorecard assessment
Households are now able to access rebates for a Residential Efficiency Scorecard assessment under the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program.
A Scorecard home energy rating assessment provides householders with independent advice tailored to their home, budget and needs. Assessors are energy efficiency experts who provide a clear path to achieve goals such as taking your home all-electric. This expert advice ensures any upgrades will help achieve a cheaper to run, cleaner, greener, and more comfortable home.
Including a Home Energy Rating Assessment (HERA) activity under the VEU program received widespread community and business support. Scorecard was identified as the only tool that currently meets the required features, and therefore is the first HERA tool to be incentivised. This means householders can contact a VEU registered assessor or Accredited Provider (AP) to access a reduced-cost Scorecard assessment for their home.
What is the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program?
VEU is a Victorian Government program helping Victorians to reduce energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions by providing access to discounted energy efficient products and services. VEU approved products and services are referred to as ‘activities’. Residential Efficiency Scorecard assessments are now available as part of the VEU Home Energy Rating Assessment (HERA) activity.
Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs) are created when VEU activities are carried out in homes or business premises. The level of incentive or discount received by households varies depending on the VEEC price, and the number of VEECs assigned to that activity. This number is determined by the greenhouse gas savings associated with the activity.
The Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) develops VEU activity policy, while the ESC is responsible for regulating and administering the program.
How much does a Scorecard assessment cost?
The level of incentive or discount received by households varies depending on the VEEC price, and the number of VEECs assigned to that activity. The HERA activity currently provides two VEECs per assessment. An additional VEEC can be generated in 2023 if the property is in regional Victoria. For further information about VEECs, please read the section above.
Before VEECs are applied, your Scorecard assessment may cost between $250 to $500. The assessment cost is set by the Scorecard Assessor and depends on the size of your home, its location and the complexity of the assessment. Contact your local assessor to learn about their costs and ask if they are participating in the HERA activity.
Assessments are done on houses, units and apartments, even heritage homes. As long as the property has its own heating, cooling, hot water and other services, you can get a Scorecard assessment.
Whether you own your home, are renting or you are a housing provider a Scorecard assessment can help you understand how to improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. Discover more about Scorecard assessments.
How to book a Home Energy Rating Assessment
Page last updated: 22/08/23