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The 7 Star Homes program will work with businesses and individuals across the building and construction supply chain to increase capability and capacity for delivering energy-efficient homes.
With proposed changes to the National Construction Code forecast for 2022, the 7 Star Homes program will accelerate the transition to 7-star homes by:
Learn more about going from 6 to 7 stars in Feature Home: 2 Sunlight Avenue, Cape Patterson.
To learn more about the positive impacts of a whole-of-home approach, read this case study.
Registered builders and land developers can work with Sustainability Victoria to design and build 7-star NatHERS rated homes. This includes:
There are 80 rebates available under this program. These will be available on a first-in, first-served basis provided your application meets the requirements for registration.
To be eligible for this opportunity you must be:
*Please note: the WoH tool needs a FirstRate5 project file to operate. Builders who do not have a FirstRate5 NatHERS assessment will need to contact SV to discuss how their current assessment can be converted by SV to provide a FirstRate5 project file on their behalf.
To apply for Stream A rebates, submit your application.
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This opportunity will assist builders and relevant building trades to transition to building homes that meet higher energy efficiency standards. The free training will include online learning modules, case studies and specification/handbook documents.
There will be two course modules provided as part of this training:
To be eligible for this opportunity you must meet one of the criteria:
We are currently developing a pilot Whole-of-Home tool to align with proposed changes to the National Construction Code.
This induction and training will support NatHERS assessors to include fixed appliances when completing an energy-efficiency assessment of a home. The tool will work together with FirstRate5 as an additional means of measuring energy efficiency beyond the current NatHERS star rating.
The pilot tool will also support builders and designers to consider the benefits of a whole-of-home approach when designing and selling sustainable and energy-efficient products. Support for builders to use this tool is included in the 6-to-7-star training.
To be eligible for this opportunity you must be a registered NatHERS assessor.
Builders, designers, architects and engineers can also access this training.
To register for Stream B training opportunities, submit your expression of interest.
Sustainability Victoria’s 7 Star Homes program is a $2.19 million project as part of the 2020-21 State Budget measure Clean Energy Transition Initiatives. The program will build capability and capacity within the residential building market in preparedness for an increase to minimum energy-efficiency standards.
Building on the success and learnings of the Zero Net Carbon Homes pilot program, 7 Star Homes will support builders and land developers to bring market leading, energy-efficient homes to consumers. These homes are designed on the principle that a great home design can reduce the amount of energy required to keep a home comfortable with little or no additional construction cost.
Book a 1:1 chat with a member of the 7 Star Homes team if you are unsure about these opportunities, or reach out by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.