What is a scorecard assessment?

The Residential Efficiency Scorecard (the “scorecard”) assessment is a 10-star rating system that assesses how much energy your home uses. The scorecard assesses the summer and winter energy cost of your home based on the existing construction type, fixed appliances and overall condition of the dwelling.

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.

The scorecard tool will be recognised for NatHERS In Home assessments, starting (hopefully) from 2022

The scorecard can help identify recommendations to reduce energy costs

This infographic neatly summarises what the scorecard tool captures in its assessment scope

The scorecard is administered by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Why do I need a scorecard assessment?

At the moment, scorecard assessments are not mandatory but they do provide a range of benefits, which the Victorian Department have done a great job of capturing in the following YouTube videos:

Drafting Utopia offers scorecard assessments at competitive rates. Contact us for a project quote.