What is the difference between a Scorecard Assessment and a Home Energy Assessment??

What is the difference between a Scorecard Assessment and a Home Energy Assessment??

The Scorecard assessment looks at the main drivers of high energy bills: the building itself and fixed features like water heating and space heating. The resulting star rating is independent of household habits and can be used as a method of direct comparison between houses, or before and after renovation. 
The star rating is a government derived rating and is roughly equivalent to the energy rating system used on new homes (currently 6 stars for Victoria). 

Scorecard assessor will look at:
Building's shell: wall, floor and ceiling materials, insulation, windows and eaves, gaps
and cracks.
Fixed features: heating and cooling systems, hot water systems, lighting, curtains and external blinds, solar panels, pools and outdoor spas.
Non-fixed appliances like fridges and washing machines are not included.

The home energy assessment assesses the following:
Construction materials
Heating system
Cooling system
Lighting
Hot water system
Renewable energy sources
Draughts
Insulation
Windows
Shading
Appliances

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      The Home Energy assessment costs $300-$500 for a normal size house/unit or more for larger or multiple storey homes. 
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