We are looking for households to undertake a Residential Efficiency Scorecard (Scorecard) assessment of their home. The Scorecard program has been running successfully in Victoria for the past two years, and there is now a trial underway to test the Scorecard in other parts of Australia.  

What is Scorecard?

The Scorecard has been developed by the Victorian Government to help households better understand the energy performance of their homes and to make informed choices about improving the quality of their living environment, while saving money on their gas and electricity bills. Find out more about Scorecard and this national pilot.

 What’s in it for me?

You receive a free Scorecard assessment, usually valued at approximately $400.

An accredited assessor collects data on site and calculates a star rating through the Scorecard tool on the spot. Once the assessor has completed the rating, you will get:
  • A star rating for your home – it represents the average cost of energy for that home
  • Information about how the different parts of your home are using energy
  • Information about how well your house should stay cool in heatwaves
  • Suggestions for ways you can upgrade your home – tailored for your budget – to reduce its energy use.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for ‘standard’ houses, rather than ones that have been upgraded to be more energy efficient. We welcome owner-occupiers, investment property owners and tenants to apply, as well as those living in apartments and units. 

You must be willing to participate in a 3 hour Scorecard assessment during April or May 2019 (exact date to be arranged with you if you are selected). This will involve an assessor visiting and assessing your home, explaining its energy features and ways to make improvements to running cost and comfort. Afterwards, you will have to complete a customer evaluation of the experience which will be through a phone or email survey. Unfortunately not all homes that apply will be accepted, as this is only a small pilot.

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* 1. Would you agree to these terms of involvement?

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* 2. If yes, please fill in the questions below. If no, thanks for your time!

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* 3. How many people live in your home?

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* 4. What year was your house or apartment built? An approximate answer is fine.

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* 5. What type of construction is your home e.g brick veneer, solid brick, weatherboard?

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* 6. What size is your house in square metres? Otherwise, describe the size of your house e.g How many rooms are in it?

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* 7. The accredited assessor may request to use any plans of your property or evidence for completed upgrades. Are you able to pass on this type of information to the assessor if it is available?

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* 8. Please tell us about the problem areas in your home for energy use or comfort. For example, it might be too hot in summer, certain rooms get too hot, it’s expensive to heat etc.

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* 9. Have you considered what you would do to fix these areas, and can you share some of these ideas here?

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