Welcome to Canberra Energy Ratings

Providing advice to homeowners to effectively reduce energy consumption and costs,
as well as reducing your carbon footprint.

Our Services

Pre-Sale EER Reports

Inspection for Rental Compliance

Residential Efficiency Scorecard Assessments

Mission

At Canberra Energy Ratings (CER) we’re passionate about helping homeowners reduce their energy consumption and costs while also reducing their carbon footprint. We provide expert advice and innovative solutions to make energy efficiency accessible and affordable for everyone. Our team of skilled professionals is committed to delivering top-quality service and support, from initial consultations to ongoing maintenance and upgrades.

We believe that energy efficiency is not only good for the environment, but also for your wallet. By reducing energy waste, you can save money on your monthly bills and enjoy a more comfortable, sustainable home. Our solutions are tailored to your specific needs and preferences, so you can enjoy the benefits of energy efficiency without sacrificing your lifestyle.

Our mission is to make energy efficiency simple, accessible, and rewarding. We strive to be the go-to resource for homeowners who want to make a positive impact on the environment and their community. With our expertise and guidance, you can take control of your energy usage and start saving today.

Join us in our commitment to a greener future. Contact CER today to learn more about our services and how we can help you reduce your energy consumption and costs, as well as your carbon footprint.

Our Team

At CER, we have a diverse and experienced team with backgrounds in energy efficiency ratings, building inspections, safety, and the building and construction industry. This wide-ranging knowledge base gives us a competitive edge when it comes to educating homeowners and tenants about their energy usage and providing access to the resources they need to invest in energy-efficient technologies.

We take pride in being solutions-focused and advising our clients on strategic opportunities and outcomes rather than simply identifying problems. Our team is committed to improving the living conditions of the people of Canberra while reducing our carbon footprint and creating a brighter future for our children.

At CER, we work together to achieve our common vision and mission. Our team is passionate about making a positive impact on the environment and our community, and we strive to inspire and empower others to do the same.

To encourage improvement of energy efficiency in existing homes provide sound advice to households on the most appropriate actions to reduce the environmental impact of operating their home, provide advice to households on where to gain access to the resources they need to invest in energy efficient technologies reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions, and in turn a reduction to their energy bills. 

About CER

The team at CER come from a variety of backgrounds bringing extensive experience to our team.  

The experiences includes energy ratings, building inspections, building and construction and community safety. This gives us a wide knowledge base with experiences in not only what we are looking at on the surface but how it is all put together.  

This provides an advantage when educating a homeowner or tenant about their energy usage or home construction we are solutions focused, advising on strategic opportunities and outcomes rather than simply identifying problems. We solve them for you. 

In short our team has come together with the common goal of improving the living conditions of the people of Canberra, whist reducing our carbon footprint creating a brighter future for our children.

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Rental Compliance Offer

The ACT Government has recently introduced the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard for Ceiling Insulation in Rental Properties in the ACT

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?

A regulation establishing a new minimum energy efficiency standard for ceiling insulation in rental homes will commence from 1 April 2023.

Rental properties with existing ceiling insulation below an R-value of R2, will need to upgrade the ceiling insulation to a minimum R-value of R5. The higher the R-value the better the thermal performance of the insulation. R5 is what is typically installed in new homes.

Please find the Government Checklist HERE for owners of rental properties in the ACT

If your property requires an assessment, an inspector may need to attend your home for an initial inspection of the current insulation levels and R value.

Canberra Energy Ratings is offering an ‘online’ rate of $286 (inc GST) for all landlords

A CANBERRA ENERGY RATINGS (CER) RENTAL COMPLIANCE INSULATION INSPECTION:

A CER technician will attend the rental property to confirm the presence of ceiling insulation and assess the R-value.

  • Where a property is found to meet the minimum insulation standard, CER will issue a certificate to verify compliance with the new government regulation.
  • If a property fails to meet the minimum standard, a report will be provided stating what the current insulation value equates to, and what is required to bring the property up to standard. This will include a quote from a local insulation company and any required electrical.
  • Where an exemption exists, and the property is not required to meet the standard CER will issue a certificate to verify and detail the exemption.

To take advantage of our exclusive “online rate of $286 (inc GST)” click to schedule your inspection now

For more information or to discuss further contact us directly at [email protected]

More information on the new standards and other can be found on the ACT Government Justice and Community Safety Directorate

what is energyFit?

energyFit is an innovative system that takes a wholistic look at the energy efficiency of your home and then converts this into a savings dollar value, rather than a star rating. This is an extremely valuable tool and is a must when selling or buying a home.

In comparison to the homes EER rating, which is based on basic building materials, energyFit will consider all other additions (and possible upgrades) to indicate the “actual” cost of running the home in comparison to other homes in the area giving a true indication of a homes value.

For example, a standard home built in the 1980s with minimal structural changes you would expect an EER rating of between 0.5 – 1.5 (which is a negative when selling a home). If this home has upgraded their heating and cooling system and installed solar panels,  the EER will remain the same rating 0.5 – 1.5, as these are not taken into account with the EER rating system. 

With an energyFit assessment many factors are taken into consideration including, appliances, air conditioning, solar, hot water systems and draft proofing,  that all contribute to the efficiency of your home. By using energyFit, in this example it shows that this home saves $8,000 a year (which could be up to $239,000 over a 30-year loan) in comparison to other homes in the area. (a lot better than EER0.5)

The assessment will also include recommendations indicating the most cost-effective way to improve the home showing the potential buyer that even with a lower EER home, the upgrade towards a cost neutral home is affordable, and in most cases the savings in bills will instantly offset the cost.

how does energyFit work?

Our assessor will attend your property to gather all of the required information for the assessment, this includes gathering data and taking specific pictures, once complete this data is modelled into the energyFit software, it is then run through (3 to 4 million) simulations of the energy use and production for every hour of the year. Each simulation tests a unique combination of the possible changes that could be made and produces an outcome in terms of annual energy bills and carbon emissions, having taken account of your climate zone, your house, and your household. 

why should I use an HEDAA climate certified agent 

By using an HEDAA climate certified real estate agent you are using an agent that is committed to energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact, also an agent that has both the sellers and buyers best interest at heart giving the actual details and potential for the home.

Where can I find more information on energyFit.  

To book your energyFit click HERE, for more information on energyFit can be found on their website at energyFit Home

Green Loans

The ACT Government has assistance available to help rental providers manage the costs of implementing the minimum standard.

Support for rental for providers will be available prior to the requirement to upgrade your property through the Sustainable Household Scheme (the Scheme). Rental providers will be able to access supports from early 2023 through the Scheme.

Private rental providers who meet the eligibility criteria under the Scheme will be able to access zero interest loans of up to $15,000 more information and to apply can be found here

The ACT Government has recently introduced the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard for Ceiling Insulation in Rental Properties in the ACT WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU? A regulation establishing a new minimum energy efficiency standard for ceiling insulation in rental homes will commence from 1 April 2023. Rental properties with existing ceiling insulation below an R-value of R2, will need to upgrade the ceiling insulation to a minimum R-value of R5. The higher the R-value the better the thermal performance of the insulation. R5 is what is typically installed in new homes. Please find the Government Checklist HERE for owners of rental properties in the ACT If your property requires an assessment, an inspector may need to attend your home for an initial inspection of the current insulation levels and R value. Canberra Energy Ratings is offering an ‘online’ rate of $289 (inc GST) for all landlords A CANBERRA ENERGY RATINGS (CER) RENTAL COMPLIANCE INSULATION INSPECTION: A CER technician will attend the rental property to confirm the presence of ceiling insulation and assess the R-value.
  • Where a property is found to meet the minimum insulation standard, CER will issue a certificate to verify compliance with the new government regulation.
  • If a property fails to meet the minimum standard, a report will be provided stating what the current insulation value equates to, and what is required to bring the property up to standard. This will include a quote from JustRite for insulation and any required electrical.
  • Where an exemption exists, and the property is not required to meet the standard CER will issue a certificate to verify and detail the exemption.
To take advantage of our exclusive “online rate of $289 (inc GST)” click to schedule your inspection now For more information or to discuss further contact us directly at [email protected] More information on the new standards and other can be found on the ACT Government Justice and Community Safety Directorate.

Book an Inspection

Book your inspection now for Insulation Compliance as part of the new mandatory ACT Government

Contact Us

For more information on our servicers contact us directly at [email protected]

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