2012 Software Accreditation Protocol

The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) provides a standardised approach to rating the thermal performance of Australian dwellings.  

The NatHERS Software Accreditation Protocol outlines the requirements and processes for:

  • accrediting new energy rating software tools
  • updating existing accredited tools

This ensures that software meets standard requirements and produces consistent results in calculating energy loads and star ratings of residential buildings.

The star rating is used to meet minimum regulatory requirements for dwelling design under the National Construction Code.

The 2012 Software Accreditation Protocol is superseded by the 2019 Software Accreditation Protocol 

Publisher: NatHERS Administrator

Publication date: 1 June 2012

Category: Software Validation - Methodology Guide