Articles in this issue

Welcome

Welcome to the seventh edition of the NatHERS Star!

This year's achievements

It has been another busy year for the NatHERS Administrator.

NatHERS Stats

Recent data on the NatHERS Certificate.

Fraudulant NatHERS Certificates

Recently the NatHERS Administrator has received, and been following up on, a number of NatHERS Certificates that have been suspected to be fraudulent.

NatHERS Assessor Handbook

The production of the NatHERS Assessor Handbook is well underway.

NatHERS at Sustainable House Day

Sustainable House Day was held on Sunday 16th September 2018.

Modelling obscure glass

It has been brought to the attention of the NatHERS Administrator that there is industry confusion as to how to correctly model obscured glass in NatHERS accredited software tools.

Update on Windows

The NatHERS Administrator continues to actively work on improvements to address concerns regarding windows.

Chenath updates for 2019

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) have approved the following updates for the Chenath engine in line with the 2019 update to the NCC.

Trajectory for low energy homes

Australian governments are advancing the energy performance of residential and commercial buildings through the development of a Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings.

When to contact Who?

A quick guide on where to direct enquiries.

NatHERS myth buster: thermal mass

An insight into the thermal mass formulas used by the NatHERS calculation engine. 

IN OTHER NEWS

  • Your Home
  • BDAV 2018 Design Awards

Fraudulant NatHERS Certificates

Recently the NatHERS Administrator has received, and been following up on, a number of NatHERS Certificates that have been suspected to be fraudulent. We are committed to ensuring the credibility of the Scheme is maintained and will be continuing to follow-up and address all potential fraudulent behaviour brought to our attention.

If you think a NatHERS Certificate may be fraudulent, please provide the Certificate and details to admin@nathers.gov.au. The NatHERS Administrator has produced two fact sheets that explain what to look for on a NatHERS Certificate. These will be circulated to building certifiers, industry peak bodies, state and territory governments, as well as being made available on the Fact Sheet page of the NatHERS website.