In-home activities to stop until further notice
Restrictions have changed to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, the Victorian Government advises that in-home assessments are not permitted until further notice. Assessors may continue to conduct remote assessments while restrictions require them to work from home.
You can contact an assessor to discuss your options, including arranging an in-home assessment for a future date.
For more information on restrictions and health advice, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au
The Scorecard: Background
The Victorian Government has released a voluntary home efficiency rating tool – the Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard (the Scorecard).
The Scorecard empowers householders to improve the energy performance of their home and save money on their energy bills.
Householders who are interested in understanding more about the energy performance of their home can contact a private provider and arrange for a rating assessment. The provider collects data on site and calculates a star rating through the Scorecard tool on the spot. The Scorecard is a user pays service - assessors charge householders appropriate fees for providing Scorecard assessments.
Once the provider has completed the rating, the householder receives:
- An overall rating that represents the average cost of energy for that house
- Information about the performance of key elements of the house
- Information about performance of the house in hot conditions and
- A range of options about how they could improve the rating of the house.
The Scorecard is designed for use in existing and new homes.
The Scorecard is supported by the Victorian Government to ensure that the results are backed by robust evidence, data and calculations.
There are opportunities for stakeholders to be involved in ongoing consultation on the Scorecard - subscribe to our stakeholder newsletter, Scorecard Bulletin, for updates.
Page last updated: 06/08/20