Articles in this issue

Welcome

Welcome to the fifth edition of the NatHERS Star.

This year’s achievements

This has been another big year for the NatHERS Administrator.

NatHERS Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Update

Applications for TAC membership closed on the 30th of November.

NatHERS Stakeholder Consultative Group (SCG) Update

The first meeting of the NatHERS Stakeholder Consultative Group (SCG) was held on 3 October 2017.

Review of the Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment

Following on from our review of the Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment, ARTIBUS is currently u

Have your say on Your Home

The Commonwealth Government is conducting a brief survey

Residential Buildings Trajectory

The COAG Energy Council is advancing the energy performance of residential buildings through the development of a trajectory for low ener

Get to know the NatHERS Administrator

Many of you probably know the NatHERS Administrator very well, but for those who don’t, we thought we would take this opportunity to give

Happy 2018!

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who have been involved throughout this year in supporting, strength

Get to know the NatHERS Administrator

Many of you probably know the NatHERS Administrator very well, but for those who don’t, we thought we would take this opportunity to give you a better idea of who we are and what we do on a day-to-day basis.
Currently the dedicated NatHERS Administrator team is made up of five hardworking people in an office in Canberra. We are responsible for a wide range of things that broadly fit under four main activities:

  1. Ensuring that tools provide accurate and useful energy ratings. This includes managing Chenath engine updates, facilitating software accreditation, planning changes to tools and managing the processes for software tool updates.
  2. Providing support and resources to ensure that assessors are skilled and able to deliver accurate and reliable assessments. This includes working with Assessor Accrediting Organisations and developing resources.
  3. Engaging with industry, government, consumers and other stakeholders. This includes regular communication activities such as newsletters, annual workshops and answering enquiries, as well as delivering one-off communication materials such as the NatHERS videos and fact sheets.
  4. Managing, informing and supporting relationships with key stakeholders. This includes regular meetings with the Australian Building Codes Board, CSIRO, Assessor Accrediting Organisations, Software Tool Providers, the NatHERS Steering Committee, the NatHERS Technical Advisory Committee and the NatHERS Stakeholder Consultative Group.

As you can probably imagine, all of this keeps us very busy!