Homeowners are asking how they can live in an efficient and comfortable home. Now there’s a simple solution.

A Scorecard assessment is an objective way of measuring the energy efficiency of a new home before it is built. It can also help to get the best outcome from any renovations.

Scorecard energy ratings include fixed appliances and solar power as well as the buildings construction giving a star rating out of ten. Similarly, NatHERS ratings include a building shell star rating (out of ten) and a whole of home rating (out of 100) based on the major appliances and energy generated by solar power.

Scorecard can demonstrate the benefit of adding solar power and using higher efficiency appliances in addition to the performance of the underlying construction. Scorecard is capable of running different scenarios and communicates outcomes from these changes in a client-friendly way. It is so effective at this that some architects have now become Scorecard assessors to use this tool more broadly in their practice.

A Scorecard assessment is a great way to clearly demonstrate to your customers that your product is a premium energy efficient home.

Becoming a Scorecard assessor is a great way to add another revenue stream to your business. For example, if you are a building inspector you can also offer a pre-sale Scorecard assessment.

Building a new home with Scorecard

A Scorecard assessment before building can help improve the energy efficiency of a new home, making it more comfortable and cheaper to run.

Learn more

For more information about NatHERS, download the Comparing Scorecard and NatHERS factsheet.

Please contact the team to request an accessible version of this factsheet: scorecard@delwp.vic.gov.au

Page last updated: 24/01/24