NatHERS News - 23 November 2023
New Assessor Toolkit launched!
A comprehensive ‘one-stop shop’ for assessors has been launched on the NatHERS website. The new Toolkit page includes Whole of Home training materials, information on the NCC 2022 changes, software and technical advice, and important research documents.
Developed in consultation with Assessor Accrediting Organisations (AAOs), the Toolkit is designed to streamline access to all the key information assessors require to do their job.
We recognise that NatHERS assessors are busy people, dealing with complex and evolving technical issues. To reduce the load caused by having to navigate multiple web pages, we’ve collated the most important content, materials, and relevant links in the one place.
The new page includes links to fact sheets, information on gaining and retaining accreditation, and an updated user guide for the new NatHERS certificate.
Assessors are encouraged to email the team if they have any suggestions for additional content.
Whole of Home rating news
The ‘Whole of Home’ name and rating scale have both been officially registered as trade marks. This means the NatHERS Administrator has exclusive rights to use, and authorise those who wish to use, the name and performance rating image.
The updated Trade Mark Guidelines include details of the new additions. The Whole of Home registered trade marks for NatHERS have been allocated the identifying numbers below:
TM 2335780: Rating name ‘NatHERS Whole of Home’
TM 2335781: Whole of Home performance rating image.
For more information on using NatHERS logos and registered names, contact the team at: email@example.com
Resources for NCC 2022
Check out the many resources available to help with the transition to the new energy efficiency requirements in NCC 2022:
- Read the Building for 7-stars fact sheet, and details on transitional arrangements for NCC 2022.
- See the latest BASIX updates as NSW adopts a 7-star thermal rating minimum.
- View webinars covering new energy efficiency, and other requirements on the ABCB website.
- See NCC 2022 adoption dates for states and territories.
- View the NatHERS Explainer and NatHERS ‘Whole of Home’ videos.
- See case studies on designing and building for 7-stars on the Your Home website.