Scorecard offers banks and financial institutions an objective and repeatable assessment of the energy efficiency of a home, independent of occupant behaviour. Scorecard assessments and certificates can also be used for assessing proposed renovations or upgrades to a home.
Supported by government-developed software and delivered by experienced and government-accredited assessors, Scorecard details a property's:
- energy efficiency star rating out of 10 stars
- comfort rating showing how well a home copes with hot and cold weather
- star rating with and without solar power
- efficiency ratings for each of the fixed appliances such as heating, cooling and hot water service
- energy consumption of the fixed appliances over one year
- greenhouse gas emissions for the fixed appliances over one year
Scorecard assessors can produce a Scorecard variation report. The variation report models the impact of proposed renovations or upgrades to a home's energy efficiency star rating, clearly demonstrating the real and measurable benefits of proposed renovations or upgrades.
An increasing number of banks and financial institutions are rewarding their customers with low interest rate 'green housing loans' for energy efficient houses, renovations or upgrades. If your bank or financial institution is seeking to use Scorecard as a criteria in a product and would like more information, please contact the team directly: scorecard @delwp.vic.gov.au
Val and Barry's story
Val and Barry were selling their home of 30 years, an energy efficient mud brick home built in the 1980s. To prove their home’s energy credentials, Val and Barry had their home assessed using Scorecard.
The result was an 8-star rating that was used in their open for inspection and marketing. There was so much interest in this new way of marketing, the local paper wrote a front-page article on the house and its features.
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Page last updated: 10/05/23