When buying a new home this can be singularly one of the biggest purchases in your life. It is critical to get it right. Building a home that is poorly designed for you land, or renovations that do not take aspect into consideration can end up costing you thousands in additional energy costs over the life of the home.
If you are building a new home or undertaking major renovations, you will need to meet state and/or territory building energy efficiency requirements based on the National Construction Code (NCC). Conducting a NatHERS assessment is a common way to meet these requirements.
The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) provides homes with a star rating out of ten, based on an estimate of a home’s potential (heating and cooling) energy use. By conducting a computer based simulation using the details of the home construction materials and the climate data based on where the home is built. Accredited NatHERS Energy Assessors and can not only provide you with the required NatHERS assessment for compliance but also offer helpful advice on how best to design the home in order to help reduce the additional heating and cooling needs of the home.
The NatHERS assessment is like providing a ‘measuring tape’ for energy efficiency, NatHERS helps to indicate how your home can become more comfortable for their inhabitants and help save on energy bills through smarter design choices. Often, good design can reduce the amount of energy used in a home – with no or little additional construction cost.
NatHERS is administered by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and Frys Energywise has a team of NatHERS Accredited Assessors who can conduct your home energy rating. We can also provide you with energy-saving advice to improve the thermal comfort of your home.