In-home activities recommence on 24 June 2020
In-home activities delivered as part of the government's energy efficiency programs can recommence as of 24 June 2020. This includes:
- In-home assessments for the Residential Efficiency Scorecard program
- In-home assessments, installations and audits for the Energy Savvy Upgrades program
Home assessors will have procedures in place to ensure that these activities comply with the government’s advice on health and hygiene and physical distancing to minimise the transmission risk of coronavirus (COVID-19). In-home activities were previously restricted as part of measures to protect public health and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
All program participants should keep up to date with announcements through the www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au website and ensure they comply with the government’s latest advice on health, hygiene and physical distancing requirements detailed on the website.
The Victorian Government’s energy efficiency programs help households to save money on their energy bills, reduce energy consumption, improve comfort levels within a home and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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: 25/06/20