The BERS (Building Energy Rating Scheme) computer program is a powerful tool that is used to simulate and analyse the thermal performance of Australian houses in climates ranging from Alpine to tropical. BERS is a Home Energy Rating Scheme that can be used to assign a star rating to a house within a particular climate type.
The user interface of the program is graphics based. Information about the building, the climate type and the conditions of use is selected from pictures displayed on the screen. Floor plans can be imported and traced with a mouse. This eliminates the need for time consuming data entry of dimensions, orientations, adjacent zones etc. making data entry fast and accurate. Calculated data is displayed in graphic form as well as being written to files.
All Standard Support licence holders of BERS Pro can contact Energy Inspection for technical and licensing support, by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Enquiries will be attended to within 4 working days after receipt of the email request. When registered for Basic Support, you will receive notices by email of new upgrades and changes to the software along with newsletters from time to time as new information comes to hand. Support via telephone, and advice with dwelling interpretation are not included with Standard Support.
As of 1st December 2017, fifteen (15) Credits are included in the BERS Pro v4.4.0.x (3.21) 12 month licence fee. These credits will be automatically loaded into the H-Star Portal upon completion of your payment.
Trial, training and academic licence information can be found by clicking HERE
Energy Inspection strongly advises all BERS Pro users to obtain appropriate training in the software before commencing use. The minimum level of training required to be licensed in BERS is the attainment of NatHERS Software 1 - BASIC in BERS Pro. In some jurisdictions the Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment or Certificate IV in Home Energy Efficiency and Sustainability and NatHERS accreditation will also be required. For more information please review the Resources webpage. Energy Inspection may redirect support requests where the enquiry is related to the basic operation of the software, and/or the requested information is contained in the software manual included with the software. Where possible, Energy Inspection will refer you to appropriate alternative sources of information or training.