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Issue 8 May 2019

Published: 22 May 2019

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Issue 8 May 2019

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New NatHERS tools are on their way

Later this year NatHERS software tool providers will start releasing NatHERS accredited tools that use the new Chenath Engine version 3.21.

Final NatHERS Technical Note

Following extensive review and consultation, the final version of the new NatHERS Technical Note (version June 2019) will be released on the NatHERS website by 31 May 2019.

Keep an eye out for the new NatHERS Certificate

A new NatHERS Certificate is being rolled out by NatHERS software tool providers.

Split heating and cooling loads

To improve the year-round performance of Australian homes, the 2019 National Construction Code (NCC) requires NatHERS assessments to meet separate heating and cooling load limits in many climate zones.

Custom windows substitution

A new interim rule in the NatHERS Technical Note (version June 2019) will allow NatHERS assessors to substitute custom windows as follows:

Rating student accommodation & boarding houses in NatHERS

NatHERS accredited software tools are intended for rating Class 1 and 2 buildings only. Assessors asked to perform a NatHERS rating on a Class 3 building should follow the rulings of the individual Principal Certifying Authority.

NatHERS stakeholder workshop

The 2019 NatHERS Stakeholder Workshop will take place on the 21 October 2019 in Canberra. Places will be limited.

Artibus Innovation seeking comments on the Certificate IV in Home Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

A short online questionnaire will be open from Monday 6 May until Wednesday 22 May 2019.


New lifestyle show takes sustainable housing to a mass audience