FirstRate5 Software Training



FirstRate5 Software Training

FirstRate5® is an easy-to-use interactive tool with a graphic user interface that enables designers and thermal performance assessors to generate energy ratings for a home by tracing over floor plans. The software integrates the AccuRate calculation engine to estimate the annual heating and cooling energy and can be used to rate an existing design or as an interactive tool to optimise the design beyond compliance.

Education In Building provides software training in FirstRate 5. 

Understanding how to use the FirstRate 5 Software is also an integeral part in the completion of the Certificate IV in NatHERS assessment qualification. 

Dont be fooled into thinking you can learn how to use the software tools simply by viewing numerous videos. It has been proven that the only way you will learn how to use the sofware is with a Subject Matter Expert teaching you. According to the NatHERS Regulators students who try to self learn software by watching numerous videos are failing during an audit and then need to undertake proper training which costs them more money.

The only way you will really learn how to use the software is in a classroom with a Subject Matter Expert teaching you. Someone you are able to talk to if you have any questions.

To obtain information on the First Rate 5 software training simply complete this "information request form"



Energy Efficiency

We specialise in Home Energy Rating (NatHERS) and Home Sustainability Assessments training throughout Australia.


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