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6 Star energy rating software

Sustainability Victoria's new FirstRate5 design software package, based on the AccuRate design engine, corrects sub-floor modelling errors which created an issue for lightweight framing.

easy to reach 6 Star

Research by the CSIRO has shown that using the new second generation energy rating software, AccuRate, a suspended timber floor's thermal performance has improved between 0.5 and 0.75 of a star, making it easier for this traditional and sustainable building method to reach the 6 Star goal.

Three commercial software tools are available for use by thermal assessors: FirstRate5, AccuRate and BERSPro. Further information is available from the DCEE web site or the link at the ABSA web site.