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A 6 Star Energy Rating is a measurement of the heating and cooling loads of a dwelling to determine how much energy is required per year to keep the occupants comfortable. All of our work is completed by our in-house team located in Melbourne, Victoria.

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Cost-effective and efficient reports are key when working with the volume builder market. We have optimised our automation to be able to produce fast energy rating report and with the ability to pass the savings back to our clients. Our back end system also keeps clients up to date with where the project is. We currently have the capacity to produce 100 reports a week.

For more complex sites/design, having the CAD files will also help to model critical information.

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6 Star Energy Rating Reports For Extensions & Alterations

The size of the extension and the internal works dictate how we achieve compliance.

If the extension and the internal works are over 50%, then the whole building will need to achieve 6 stars. This is because regulation 233 of the building regulations 2018 stipulates that any extension work over the last 3 years that is more than 50% of the original volume, the whole code applies.

So, the whole building must achieve a 6-star energy rating report.

We will treat the existing and alteration works together as a “new” building and provide a 6-star energy rating report.

The client will need to then apply for partial compliance requesting exemption for the existing walls, windows and flooring due to the cost to bring these up to the current 6 star code, the argument being it will cost far more in construction costs to perform these upgrades then the potential in energy savings the owners may receive throughout the life of the home.

If the extension and internal works are under 50%, then a two rating method can be used. This method enables us to perform a 6-star energy rating on the existing dwelling first with all the existing conditions added, with an average result of 1.5-3.5 stars can be expected. Then we perform another 6-star energy rating with the proposed extension also.

The proposed volume needs to be 6 stars, but this is averaged out with the existing dwelling results.

This method is often more cost effective as you only need to concentrate on the proposed extension and the existing roof cavity.

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As a minimum, we need:

  • One overall dimension on each floor

  • North Point

  • All window and door sizes

  • Building materials

  • Construction types

  • Floor coverings

  • Exhaust fan locations

  • Exhaust fan locations

  • Neighbouring information

6 Star Energy Rating Reports Are Mandatory For Victorians With All New Dwellings, Apartments & Extensions

In May 2011, an obligatory 6-star vitality rating was required before any structure grants were issued. Presently, the reason I utilize the words ‘evaluated’ and ‘hypothetical’ in my talks is on the grounds that dissimilar to white merchandise or gadgets that experience a great many long periods of R&D and testing to work out their genuine exhibition and vitality utilizations, homes have a 6-star vitality rating issued preceding the beginning of development. In a perfect world, with an able manufacturer who checks to guarantee protection has been introduced accurately and windows have been coordinated what is expressed in the vitality rating report, you could without a doubt live in an agreeable 6-star home.

As indicated by a report issued by the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and Arts, warming and cooling represents 40% of the general vitality use in our homes by and large inside Australia. What the 6-star vitality rating plans to accomplish is better techniques for keeping the glow inside amid winter, and keeping it out in summer, with the expectation that this will decrease the dependence on the measure of vitality required to accomplish an agreeable home.

What the 6-star vitality necessity likewise plans to accomplish is better idea in the structure procedure to all the more likely use sunlight based latent structure standards, a strategy named by utilizing that lovely warm winter sun that sits low enough in the sky so it can infiltrate through those north-bound living territories where you invest the vast majority of your time – you don’t pay for the sun – that is free vitality!

Frequently Asked Questions For 6 Star Energy Ratings

We will have all preliminary energy rating report back within 72 hours for single dwellings and dual occupancy. This ensures that your projects progress steadily. We are available to meet urgent deadlines.

The best time to do an energy rating is in the initial design stage once the design is completed. Once the results are calculated, we can analyze the weaknesses of a design, zone by zone and offer recommendations to improve the overall energy rating. Completing a 6 Star Energy Rating at the end of the project gives you limited options to what can be done to get the dwelling up to 6 stars if the house performs poorly.

It is possible to achieve a 6-star energy rating without the need for double glazed windows and upgraded insulation if good passive design principles have been implemented, and doing the energy rating at the design stage can assist with reducing the building costs. Read our passive design consulting page for more information.

A home that has not considered good passive design could have the potential to add significant costs to the build by requiring expensive double glazing windows and doors, and insulation. By considering the orientation of the site, and designing the layout appropriately, with careful consideration to a window location, size and shading, a 6 star home are achievable with minimal additional costs.

A 6 Star Energy Rating refers to a score reflecting the ability of a home to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature, without relying too heavily on air conditioners or heaters. While any score between 0 to 10 is possible, the majority of Australian councils and state now require newly built homes to have at least 6 Star Energy Rating. To assess the design of a house, a specialised software program called FirstRate5 is used. It takes into consideration things like roofs and floors, wall materials, insulation, the orientation of the building and size of the building. To confirm that your house has a 6-star energy rating, you will need to hire a qualified and accredited assessor to give your home a clean bill of health.

A 6 Star Energy Rating refers to a score reflecting the ability of a home to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature, without relying too heavily on air conditioners or heaters. While any score between 0 to 10 is possible, the majority of Australian councils and state now require newly built homes to have at least 6 Star Energy Rating. To assess the design of a house, a specialised software program called FirstRate5 is used. It takes into consideration things like roofs and floors, wall materials, insulation, the orientation of the building and size of the building. To confirm that your house has a 6-star energy rating, you will need to hire a qualified and accredited assessor to give your home a clean bill of health.

PassiveEnergy offers competitively priced and straightforward 6-star energy rating assessment service. You only need to give us your building plans and our professional energy consultants will carry out thermal performance analysis on your house with the use of the most current FirstRate5 computer program.

Where a house fails to achieve 6 star energy rating for the first time, we will suggest cost-effective solutions to make it meet the required standards. Although we are based in Victoria, we have the capacity to assess buildings all over Australia.

The reason is to ensure an environment-friendly and a comfortable place to live in. simply put, a 6-star rated home means it has the perfect temperature control and is more energy efficient. This means that it saves you hundreds of dollars every year in energy bills.

 

Also, a six-star energy report is a prerequisite to getting a building permit for new structures or extensions in Victoria and major cities across Australia. Other than the savings you get on your energy bills, a 6 star rated home can lead to lots of positive changes in the way you live. Research shows that an energy efficient room can be up to five degrees warmer in winter and as much as 10 degrees cooler in the summer. This is sure to improve your life’s overall quality.

In order to achieve 6-star energy rating compliance, you must contract a professional assessor who then evaluates your building plan as well as all the attendant documents. When choosing your energy assessor, make sure that they have the right qualification and proper certification from the industry regulators.

When you decide to work with us, you can be guaranteed of getting a totally dependable home energy audit service. You can trust us to offer quick and accurate reports that will be received well throughout Australia. Here is what you get when you choose our professional energy assessment service:

 

∙        Quick delivery with little or no fuss at all

 

∙        A report that includes necessary stamps, certificates and specifications needed for you to get building permit approval.

 

∙        Instant turnaround on quotes and reports

 

∙        Highly competitive rates

 

∙        Dependable service from professional energy assessors that are BDAV-accredited and highly experienced at using NatHERS software

 

∙        Expert advice and assistance that help you improve your entire plan

 

∙         A valid and accurate energy rating report that’s acceptable in all territories and states Australia wide

At PassiveEnergy, we provide audit service to a number of establishments. They include the following:

∙         New homes

∙         Single or multi-level residences

∙         Existing homes and buildings Additions and Alterations

∙         Commercial buildings

∙         Dual occupancies

∙         Apartment Buildings

At PassiveEnergy, we make sure to include sustainable elements in your house project from the word go. When you choose us, you can be sure that you are making the right decision not only for your family but also for the world we live in. Below are standard sustainable services and products that we’ll suggest you incorporate into your house:

        Door and window seals aimed at reducing heat loss

∙        Double glazing to your windows

∙        More effective infiltration performance than similar Melbourne/ Australian builds

∙        Perimeter ceiling insulation batts that ensure the total thermal envelope

If you need a sustainable building consultancy that specialises in energy efficiency compliance for buildings in Victoria, just call us today. We have been producing accurate reports for commercial and residential developments over the years                 

We have one mission, which is to produce high-quality and helpful reports at the most competitive prices. We help designers, builders, developers, homeowners, and architects all over Australia to meet regulatory building permit requirements.

We can prepare energy compliance for just about any kind of building type and design. You can count on us for valuable and objective advice to help you achieve your project goals in time and on budget.

Just call us today for quality advice on your project and expect a prompt, competitive quote.

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