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Scorecard 2019 awards

The Scorecard Awards Ceremony 2019  took place in Southbank Tuesday night 26th November. The event had a great turnout from across industry and the energy sector.

Jeremy McLeod from Breathe Architecture attended as DELWP’s key guest speaker and Deputy Secretary, Anthea Harris presented the awards for the evening.

The award winners were:

  • Scorecard Champion Assessor - Lucinda Flynn, Going Green Solutions
  • Scorecard Champion Innovator - Malcolm McKelvie, Baw Baw Sustainability Network
  • Scorecard Champion Builder - Brendon Collins, Elmwood Living Developments
  • Scorecard Champion Real Estate - Colin Kitney, Barry Plant, Dandenong and Belinda Baker & Angela Ryan, U Pocket
  • Scorecard Champion Community Group - Geelong Sustainability
  • Scorecard Champion Transformation - Chris Stewart, homeowner

Congratulations to the winners!

Scorecard Program Advisory Group and Technical Advisory Group established

The Scorecard program has established a Program Advisory Group that can provide industry-wide and diverse opinions on the program’s governance system, risks associated with the quality of delivery of the program, and marketing and promotional opportunities necessary for the growth of the program.

This Program Advisory Group (PAG) will formalise the delivery of these outcomes, with stakeholder representatives from across the spectrum of disciplines to ensure:

  • a range of views are considered in the further development and growth of the program
  • insights are gained into developing the market for Scorecard assessments, helping to identify potential commercialisation opportunities and helping ensure that there is a sufficient pool of assessors to meet demand for assessments
  • opportunities are found to cut down unnecessary or ineffective controls, streamlining the program’s monitoring and evaluation process
  • requirements are considered for additional or increased controls to enhance quality assurance where necessary.

The members of the PAG are:

  • Amelia Bitsis (REIV)
  • Belinda Baker (U Pocket) 
  • Danielle King (Green Moves)
  • Kerry Connors (Energy Consumers Australia)
  • Lorraine Moore (Cbus Property/Property Council)
  • Lucinda Flynn (Going Green Solutions)
  • Ratko Mrkogaca (3ARK)
  • Sandra Qian (GBCA/ASBEC)
  • Andrew Thompson (Cundall/Property Council)
  • Tim Adams (F2Design/BDAV) 
  • Timothy O'Leary (University of Melbourne)

Program Advisory Group Terms of Participation (PDF, 324.3 KB)

Program Advisory Group Terms of Participation - accessible version
(DOCX, 135.6 KB)

Members of a Technical Advisory Group have also been selected. They are:

  • Robert Foster - Energy Efficient Strategies - Consultant
  • Tony Isaacs - Tony Isaacs Consulting - Consultant
  • Liam Cranley - Brotherhood of St Lawrence - Assessor
  • Kevin Yee - Office of Energy and Heritage - NSW Technical Expert
  • Ian McNicol - Sustainability Victoria - Technical Expert

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

Page last updated: 28/11/19