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Scorecard commercialisation analysis

In response to stakeholder feedback, and to support the recent commercial release of the Scorecard the Department engaged energy analysis firm Point Advisory to develop a report on Scorecard commercialisation opportunities.

The objective of this work was to examine the opportunities for commercial and not for profit organisations to develop market offerings which utilise the Scorecard to deliver services to the Victorian community, and to capture and summarise stakeholder feedback about program elements such as governance and program expansion.

This report has been completed and is now available.

The Scorecard is now available 

You can now get an energy performance star rating for your home. To find out more about the program and to find an assessor, visit the Victorian Energy Saver website

Assessor training

Are you a well-qualified energy or home sustainability assessor? Would you be interested in delivering assessments using the Victorian Government's new tool, the Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard?

Go to the Scorecard website to find out more.

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.

For further information, contact us directly at help.scorecard@delwp.vic.gov.au or visit the Scorecard website