6 Star efficiency
A key feature of the Victorian Government environmental policy,
the 6 Star energy rating for new homes aims to
help save our limited energy and water resources. To achieve
6 Star compliance, all new homes
built with a timber-floor construction must:
||meet a 6 Star House Energy Rating for the building fabric
||include either a rainwater tank for sanitary flushing or
solar hot water system.
Achieving the requirements for 6 Star with AccuRate-based
software is not hard. Below are some tips on how to
achieve the best results for the least outlay. For a graphical
representation of the various options for
reaching 6 Star, view the lightweight
home solutions interactive diagram.
For further information, please visit the Victorian
Building Commission web site.
Top techniques for improving the calculated efficiency rating
to reach 6 Star in each climate zone
Source: Commissioned by the
Australian Government's Forest & Wood
Research & Development Corporation, Energy Partners
Rules of thumb for attaining 6 Star energy
rating for timber-floored dwellings