The Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard is a unique program that provides an energy star rating for your home. In the same way as a fridge or washing machine has a star rating, a Scorecard rating shows how much energy is used by different parts of your home. The star rating provides an easy-to-understand snapshot of how your home copes with Victoria’s hot and cold weather. This allows you to compare your home’s energy use with similar homes and quickly see how to save money on your bills.
From April 2018 there will be a major expansion in the availability of Scorecard assessments. Currently, Scorecard assessments are offered through not-for-profit organisations and local councils. From April next year, commercial businesses will also be able to offer Scorecard assessments.
To prepare for this roll-out, the Department of Environment Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) are encouraging household sustainability assessors across the state to apply for Scorecard accreditation.
The Department are interested in hearing from you if you have skills and experience in household sustainability assessments. If you are interested please apply to become an accredited Scorecard assessor. If you want to gain accreditation in time for the April release, you must apply by 31 October 2017. If you apply by this date and meet requirements, the Department will ensure that you are ready to deliver assessments in April.
To find out what experience you need to apply, and to get more information about the application process, visit the Scorecard website.
Positive Charge Scorecard assessments
Positive Charge has been involved in piloting the Scorecard assessments and continues to offer assessments under the Scorecard program. You may be eligible for a Scorecard assessment by Positive Charge – see the website for details.
Not-for-profits and councils
The Department is still welcoming not-for-profit organisations and councils who would like to offer this service to find out more about applying as an organisation, visit the Scorecard website.