FirstRate 5 Advanced Modelling

NatHERS accredited software v5.3.0 (3.21)

This advanced modelling course takes participants on a step by step journey of modelling a complex residential dwelling from start to finish.

Using the Education In Building online learning management portal this course can be completed entirely on-line.

Participants will learn how to apply software tool functions and modelling methods suitable for complex building types, construction methods and materials as well as running simulations to determine if the potential thermal performance of the complex dwelling complies with regulatory requirements.

This course is also suitable for obtaining CPD points.

The FirstRate5 Advanced modelling training goes deeper into the latest version of FirstRate5. It covers, but is not limited to Advanced split zones, elements & modelling on a complex residential dwelling.

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Prerequisites?

Students typically should have more than two years of hands-on experience using FirstRate5 Software.

The minimally qualified candidate typically:

  • Has a working knowledge of, and preferably hands-on experience, with FirstRate5 software
  • Has broad familiarity with NatHERS Tech notes.
  • Has experience with reading and extracting information from plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings
  • Be able to use a personal computer, including basic word processing, spreadsheet, and email programs and internet search engines.
  • Have a demonstrated capacity in literacy and numeracy.

Advanced skills?

Education In Building has tailored this customised training course where participants focus on developing and refining advanced skills and practical knowledge through extensive carefully chosen training and exercises which the participants can go through at their own pace.

The FirstRate5 Advanced modelling training goes deeper into the latest version of FirstRate5. It covers, but is not limited to Advanced split zones, elements & modelling on a complex residential dwelling.

The main objective of this course is to assist assessors understand FirstRate5 and energy rating in greater detail than were taught in the introductory or intermediate course.

The outcome is a greater retention of knowledge and skills that can easily be transferred back in the work place.

Key principles

Key modelling includes:

  • Principles of passive design
  • Thermal performance of a variety of building materials
  • Thermal performance ratings
  • Requirements for modelling complex buildings and non-standard materials
  • Climate- appropriate construction methods and materials
  • Involved complex levels, built shading devises and void arrangements
  • Applying software tool functions and modelling methods suitable for complex building types, construction methods and materials

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