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Residential Efficiency Scorecard

Be Energy Efficient 7 Stars

Scorecard was developed by Victorian Government to assess and compare homes in all climate zones. It is a home energy rating program which will give your home star rating much like most home appliances are now rated.​ The rating reflects running costs to keep the house comfortable. The certificate also includes suggestions how to make energy saving improvements cost effectively. 

Scorecard Basic

Assessment and Certificate

  • New and existing homes, flats and apartments.

  • Focuses on the building shell and fixed appliances.

  • Reduce energy use and energy bills.

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Improve comfort of your home in winter and summer.
  • Better understand the energy performance of your home.

Scorecard Full

Assessment, Certificate and Report

  • All features of Scorecard Basic, and

  • Detailed report customized to your specific needs 

  • Includes improvement recommendations and upgrade priorities

  • Information about available rebates
  • Can include thermal pictures when required or available
  • Can include Room-By-Room rating (additional charge applies) 

Report contents

Table 1 - Certificate Front Page explained

Table 2 - Certificate Back Page explained

Table 3 - Improvement recommendations in up to 12 categories

  • Ceiling insulation
  • Wall insulation
  • Floor insulation
  • Weather sealing
  • Heating
  • Cooling
  • Hot water
  • Windows
  • Shading
  • Lighting
  • Pool & spa
  • Solar electricity

Table 4 - The effect of improvements on star rating and comfort

Table 5 - Upgrade priorities in 4 categories

  • By cost
  • By impact
  • By star rating
  • Combined

Table 6 - Industry and trade contacts & resources

Table 7 - VEU scheme rebates

Table 8 - Super Seal Report (gaps and leaks)

Table 9 - Thermal photos (if available/possible)

Table 10 - Room By Room (separate ratings for individual rooms)

Table 11 - Notes 

  • Additional information on selected recommendations 
  • Explaining the heat flow in the house 
  • Addressing specific issues you reported 
  • and more  
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