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NatHERS

Technical Notes

NatHERS Requirements for NatHERS assessments Version June 2019 (effective from 1 June 2019)

NatHERS Principles for Ratings in Regulation Mode Version 1.2 – 2014 (valid until 31 May 2019)

Assessors must use Technical Note (version June 2019) for all NatHERS assessments commenced from 1 June 2019. For NatHERS assessments commenced prior to 1 June 2019, assessors may use the requirements outlined in Technical Note 1 (version 1.2 – 2014) or Technical Note (version May 2019). If the Certificate is produced after 1 June 2019, but the assessment was commenced prior to 1 June 2019 and Technical Note 1 (version 1.2 – 2014) or Technical Note (version May 2019) was used, this should be noted in the ‘additional notes’ section of the NatHERS Certificate.  

Zoning Guide for Technical Note 1.2  

Technical Note 1.2 Assessor Questions and Answers 

Universal Certificate

Information  for Owners and Builders

CSIRO

Energy Rating

New Science

Chenath Engine for Residential House Energy Rating

Training Resources 

Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment (CPP41212) 

CPP41212 Training Providers

CPP41212 Course Details

 

State Resources

 NSW – BASIX Thermal Comfort Protocol

 Victoria- Residential Sustainability Measures, Practice Note 2014-55 - July 2014

 Queensland - Energy assessments for residential dwellings and use of software

 

Additional Resources

National Construction Code (NCC) Online 

Australian Fenestration Rating Council (AFRC) 

Your Home - Australia's guide to environmentally sustainable homes

Accreditation

To become a NatHERS accredited Thermal Performance Assessor you must obtain accreditation with an Assessor Accrediting Organisation (AAO).

The two AAOs under the NatHERS protocol, the Building Designers Association Victoria (BDAV) and Association of Building Sustainability Assessors (ABSA) are able to accredit assessors who have fulfilled the requirements of accreditation.

New entrants to the thermal performance assessor market must complete the Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment to be eligible for accreditation.

For more information on becoming accredited as a Thermal Performance Assessor please visit:

Assessor accreditation and qualifications

Building Designers Association Victoria (BDAV) - phone 03 9416 0227 or email info@bdav.org.au

Australian Building Sustainability Association (ABSA) - phone 1300 889 438 or email support@absa.net.au