Software

for Energy Ratings

(Sustainability needs to be addressed)
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BASIX
BASIX may be introduced to all new residential dwellings (including multi unit) in WA. In its full version it has multiple sustainability indices, however the current release rates only Energy and Water.
http://www.basix.nsw.gov.au/information/index.jsp
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FirstRate
House energy rating software. In WA used for star-rating residential buildings (Class 1). Not suitable for multi-residential buildings. A question mark regarding up-grading. Accurate or BERS may be used instead.
http://www.seav.vic.gov.au/buildings/firstrate/index.asp  
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BERS
V4.1 is the graphics based interface to the new CSIRO CHENATH thermal simulation engine currently nearing completion.  This is the same version of the engine that will be used by the new text based ACCURATE interface.  The AGO commissioned the CSIRO to develop the new ACCURATE software so that it can be used as the  benchmark for the NatHERS scheme under which BERS will be accredited.
http://www.solarlogic.com.au/Bers.htm
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ACCURATE (NatHERS)
The software is being upgraded by CSIRO under a grant from the Australian Green House Office (AGO). This update will rename NatHERs as Accurate, which was originally intended to improve the performance of project homes. A star rating system based on the amount of energy that could be expected to be used to achieve a nominated thermal comfort level
http://www.nathers.com/
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GREEN STAR
Credits environmental initiatives that are incorporated in the design stage of new office developments. Note that some of the Energy category credits use the ABGR rating tool.  Design stage is considered separately from construction or occupancy of the building. Credits are allocated under eight environmental categories (energy, water, indoor environment quality etc.) as well as one innovation category. Only buildings with a rating four, five or six stars will receive official certification from the Council.

http://www.gbcaus.org/
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NABERS
(the National Australian Built Environment Rating System)
is a performance-based rating system that measures an existing building's overall environmental performance during operation. NABERS will rate a building on the basis of its measured operational.  Due to market in 2005
http://www.deh.gov.au/industry/construction/nabers/overview.html 
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