Welcome to the sixth edition of the NatHERS Star.
The NatHERS Administrator is aware many assessors are frustrated with the current situation regarding windows and have been actively working on improvements to address these concerns.
There are a number of updates planned for the Chenath engine, which improve accuracy of ratings and solve some long-lasting issues with the software.
The interactive climate zone map has been updated and can be accessed on the NatHERS website.
The production of the NatHERS Assessor Handbook is well underway.
The ABCB recently sought feedback on changes to the NCC 2019 that would set maximum heating and cooling load limits for the NatHERS pathway in the NCC.
In late 2018 the COAG Energy Council will consider a trajectory for low energy homes, including potential energy efficiency changes for the 2022 update of the NCC.
This edition focuses on the progress of ongoing improvements and updates we are working on for NatHERS.