Home energy efficiency rating
For: Home owner, Landlord, Renter
Type: Apartment, House
Contact: Victorian GovernmentIf you have questions not answered in this summary please refer to the Victorian Government website. Your Energy Savings does not look after this program.
The Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard (Scorecard) helps Victorian households better understand the energy performance of their homes by allocating a rating between 1 and 10 stars, the more stars the better. The star rating covers both the building and fixed appliances.
The Scorecard also rates a home's performance during cold and hot weather. This helps you understand and improve the comfort of your home in winter and summer. It can also be used it as a guide to make home improvements efficiently and cost effectively, helping you save money on energy bills.
To be eligible to participate in the Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard you must own or live in a home in Victoria
Homeowners, renters and landlords are eligible to participate.
An accredited assessor of your choice will inspect your home and conduct an assessment. The assessment covers the building shell, fixed appliances and features including:
- wall, floor and ceiling materials
- windows and eaves
- gaps and cracks.
Fixed appliances and features
- heating and cooling systems
- hot water systems
- curtains and external blinds
- solar PV panels
- pools and outdoor spas.
At completion of the assessment you’ll be given a Scorecard certificate with a star rating between 1 and 10 for your home. The certificate also lists how the main features of your home rate against a benchmark energy-efficient home.
Improvement options are recommended for each area if needed. The options are based on the potential to reduce your energy bills rather than their cost.
The assessment is designed to provide general upgrade options, and your assessor will consider and discuss with you:
- your preferences
- your financial circumstances
- the feasibility of upgrading.
The assessor will take photographs of your household energy features for quality assurance purposes.
It’s important to note that the Victorian Government does not set a price for the assessment, assessors set the prices.
The Frequently asked questions page on the Victorian Government website contains more useful information.
Make sure that you understand the full program information on the Victorian Government website.
You can call 13 6186 for more information, or submit an email enquiry on the Contact us page on the Victorian Government website.
You can also organise an assessment on the Victorian Government website.
Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard
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