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The 2012 Software Accreditation Protocol is superseded by the 2019 Software Accreditation Tool.PublisherNatHERS Administrator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)PublisherNatHERS 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)PublisherNatHERS 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)PublisherNatHERS Administrator
NatHERS Technical Note (version May 2019) - Superseded
Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) Requirements for NatHERS assessmentsVersion May 2019PublisherNatHERS Administrator
The Calculation of Temperatures Inside Buildings Having Variable External Conditions, Dr R.W Muncey 1953Publisherwww.nathers.gov.au
Process of incorporating new windows in NatHERS accredited softwarePublisherwww.nathers.gov.au
Stakeholder Consultative Group (SGC) meeting minutes 3 October 2017