What is NatHERS?

NatHERS (Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme) is a 10-star rating system that assesses a home’s thermal performance as per its design. The intent of the rating system is to provide a measure by which consumers can compare homes to one another, similar to the way star ratings on appliances is used to compare energy efficiency performance.

NatHERS accounts for building materials, site layout, orientation, fenestration and climate type.

Most jurisdictions mandate a minimum compliance level of 6-stars, which indicates only marginally good thermal performance

NatHERS certificates issued in colour and accompanied by the NatHERS logo can only be produced by accredited assessors

The Scheme is administered by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

Why do I need a NatHERS certificate?

The National Construction Code has mandatory requirements around energy efficiency for homes. NatHERS certificate gives builders, certifiers and regulatory authorities a way to quickly confirm the building has been built to the design on which the energy rating assessment is based.

Only a NatHERS accredited assessor can generate a compliant NatHERS certificate.

Drafting Utopia offers professional NatHERS assessments and certification at competitive rates. Contact us for a project quote.

Drafting Utopia is accredited with Design Matters National – the largest and leading professional body for thermal performance assessors in Australia.

Design Matters National works closely with federal, state and local governments to ensure the quality of building design is maintained at the highest professional and ethical standards.