Residential Services

Are you looking for ways to make your home more comfortable and save on your energy bills?

The Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard (the Scorecard) is a unique program that provides an energy star rating for your home.

The principles of Energy Smart Advisors are Victorian government approved assessors to provide the Scorecard assessment. The assessment rates the energy efficiency and hot weather performance of your home and provides tailored recommendations for home upgrade improvements, saving energy costs.


The Scorecard assessment is designed to give you an energy star rating out of 10. The higher the rating the less energy your home will use and the less your energy costs.  The average Victorian home is rated at 3 stars.

The star rating provides an easy-to-understand snapshot of how your home copes with Victoria’s hot and cold weather. This allows you to compare your home’s energy use with similar homes and quickly see how to save money on your bills.


A Scorecard assessment provides a way of knowing where the majority of energy is used in your home and considers fixed appliances such as heating, cooling and hot water appliances, as well as the construction and design of your home.

You could benefit from a Scorecard assessment

Worried about your increasing energy bills?

Is your house is too hot in summer and too cold in winter?

Are you renovating your home?

Are you buy or selling your home?

What to expect from your Assessment

As accredited assessors, we will visit your home to conduct a thorough on-site assessment. We will collect data covering: construction materials, your hot water system, heating, cooling, lighting and any renewable energy sources.

At the end of the assessment we will provide you with your home star rating and you can view your Scorecard certificate. The certificate will also be sent to you later, after quality checks have been completed. Your certificate will show you:

  • shows your home’s star rating out of 10
  • rates various elements of your home, such as the building itself and major appliances
  • rates the performance of your home in hot weather
  • provides practical options to improve your home’s energy efficiency.

Scorecard Assessment Cost

The scorecard assessment provided by Energy Smart Advisors will cost $350 (inc GST) for the average sized home.  

We are keen to support community groups and will donate part of our fee to the community group for assessments sourced through Community Group   contacts


Our Service Area

We are based in Ballarat and can provide Scorecard assessments across the Central Highlands, Western Victoria and the Western suburbs of Melbourne


Advice you can trust

Only accredited assessors such as John van Rooden from Energy Smart Advisors can provide Scorecard assessments.

The Victorian Government has applied strict quality control standards which assessors must meet to be accredited. You can view these standards on the Scorecard website at: