• Green Compass

Residential Efficiency Scorecard 

The Scorecard is a home energy assessment tool developed by the Victorian Government to help Victorians better understand the energy performance of their homes and to create effective measure about improving the quality of their living environment, while saving money on their gas and electricity bills.

What is the Residential Efficiency Scorecard?

The Scorecard is an Australian-first home energy rating program. The Scorecard will enable you to obtain a star rating for your home, in the same way as a fridge or washing machine has a star rating. The star rating is an assessment of your home’s building shell and a representation of the running cost of the fixed appliances in your home. It will guide you to make home improvements efficiently and cost effectively.

A Scorecard assessment can help you

Worried about your energy bills?The Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard can help.

There are often cheap and simple ways to reduce your energy usage and increase your home’s rating and your comfort.

You may benefit from a Scorecard assessment if:


  • You are buying a home, selling a home or renovating.

  • You are worried about your energy bills.

  • Your house gets too hot in Summer or too cold in Winter.

Certified Scorecard assessor

Green Compass assessors are Scorecard accredited and can provide a wide range of services. Anything from helping you to reduce energy use in your home, through renovation and new home build guidance to make your home more comfortable and cheaper to run.

The Scorecard assessor look at the main drivers of high energy bills: the building itself and fixed features..

Non-fixed appliances like fridges and washing machines are not included.

What your Scorecard certificate tells you?

What happen during an assessment?

Variation certificate

Our assessor can create a new rating including the different upgrade you might consider installing showing you what is the most efficient upgrade for the house and the cheapest for your wallet.

Cost: From 350$

  • Benefit of a 10% discount with this 0% carbon service ( applicable for people living in the city of Moreland, Moonee Valley, city of Yarra, and city of Darebin )

  • Any time over 2 hours on site will be charged $75 plus per hour.

  •  For homes 180m2

  •  For homes 180 - 280m2 $450

  • Homes >280 m2 please contact us

  • Travel charges may apply.

When the assessment is done, you will receive your Scorecard Certificate. At the top of the certificate you will see your star-rating, representing the average energy cost of your home. The star rating is on a scale from one to ten: a ten-star house uses the least energy to run.

The certificate also shows you:

  • the efficiency of your fixed appliances such as heating systems, air conditioners, lighting, hot water, pools and spas compare to the best-in-class

  • how much energy you are getting from solar PV, if you have it

  • ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home

  • your homes hot weather rating: whether it will stay comfortable during hot weather without cooling appliances.