Publications

  • NatHERS Technical Advisory Committee membership list

    The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is an expert body that provides stakeholder and industry advice to the NatHERS Administrator on technical matters related to NatHERS.

    The TAC is made up of industry representatives and technical experts in the areas of NatHERS software tools, NatHERS assessor training and practices, building physics, and glazing.

    Documents

    List of members of 2017-2019 Technical Advisory Committee [30KB PDF]

    List of members of 2017-2019 Technical Advisory Committee [40KB Word]

  • Stakeholder Consultative Group Terms of Reference and Deed of Confidentiality

    The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) Stakeholder Consultative Group (SCG) provides stakeholder and industry feedback to the NatHERS Administrator on the development, implementation and continuous improvement of NatHERS.

    The Stakeholder Consultative Group Terms of Reference and Deed of Confidentiality outlines:

    • the role of the committee
    • accountability and governance arrangements
    • membership
    • application and appointment process
    • Confidentiality, Privacy and Conflict of Interest Deed which must be signed by SCG members.

    Documents

  • Technical Advisory Committee Terms of Reference and Deed of Confidentiality

    The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is an expert body that provides stakeholder and industry advice to the NatHERS Administrator on technical matters related to NatHERS.

    The Technical Advisory Committee Terms of Reference and Deed of Confidentiality outlines:

    • the role of the committee
    • accountability and governance arrangements
    • membership
    • application and appointment process
    • Confidentiality, Privacy and Conflict of Interest Deed which must be signed by TAC members

    Documents

  • 2019 Software Accreditation Protocol

    The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) provides a standardised approach to rating the thermal performance of Australian dwellings.  

    The NatHERS Software Accreditation Protocol outlines the requirements and processes for:

    • accrediting new energy rating software tools
    • updating existing accredited tools

    This ensures that software meets standard requirements and produces consistent results in calculating energy loads and star ratings of residential buildings.

    The star rating is used to meet minimum regulatory requirements for dwelling design under the National Construction Code.

     

  • NatHERS Climate Zone Postcodes

    Spreadsheet listing NatHERS Climate Zones by postcode - aligns with the climate zones displayed in NatHERS Accredited Software tools.

     

  • 2012 Software Accreditation Protocol

    The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) provides a standardised approach to rating the thermal performance of Australian dwellings.  

    The NatHERS Software Accreditation Protocol outlines the requirements and processes for:

    • accrediting new energy rating software tools
    • updating existing accredited tools

    This ensures that software meets standard requirements and produces consistent results in calculating energy loads and star ratings of residential buildings.

    The star rating is used to meet minimum regulatory requirements for dwelling design under the National Construction Code.

    The 2012 Software Accreditation Protocol is superseded by the 2019 Software Accreditation Tool.

    Publisher
    NatHERS Administrator
  • NatHERS Assessor Handbook - version register

    This version register outlines a summary of the current version and any previous updates of the NatHERS Assessor Handbook. (Last updated 4 July 2019)

    Publisher
    NatHERS Administrator
  • NatHERS Assessor Handbook

    The NatHERS Assessor Handbook has been developed by the NatHERS Administrator in conjunction with industry experts.It is designed to help assessors navigate the NatHERS assessment process, by describing how assessments are to be conducted, including the mandatory and recommended steps of the process. The handbook provides additional guidance to support the NatHERS Technical Note. (Last updated 4 July 2019)

     

    Nathers assessor handbook cover

     

    Publisher
    NatHERS Administrator
  • NatHERS Technical Note (Version June 2019)

    Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) Requirements for NatHERS assessmentsVersion June 2019
    Effective from 1 June 2019 (for use with software tools using CSIRO Chenath engine V3.13 and V3.21)

    Publisher
    NatHERS Administrator
  • NatHERS Technical Note (version May 2019) - Superseded

    Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) Requirements for NatHERS assessmentsVersion May 2019

    Publisher
    NatHERS Administrator