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Join us for an exclusive live-streamed event on 23 November which will cover recent, key updates to the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS). The changes are supporting new energy efficiency requirements being introduced in the National Construction Code (NCC) from next year.

The session will help assessors better understand the changes and impacts to their work with a panel of technical experts on hand to answer questions.

Key themes will include top tips for reaching 7 stars, and the new Whole of Home energy use budget being implemented in 2023.

Updates to star bands and climate files, as well as thermal bridging and the new benchmark tool will also be covered.

The sessions are free for accredited assessors.


NatHERS Overview of changes

A live-streamed webinar for BDAA assessors focusing on important changes being made to NatHERS to support new NCC energy efficiency requirements.

A panel of technical experts will be on hand to answer questions and cover key themes such as top tips for reaching 7-stars, updates to thermal assessments and the new Whole of Home energy use budget and ratings being implemented in 2023.


  • Wednesday 23 November: 1.30-3.30pm

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Note: the link will go live just prior to the event on 23 November.

Can’t make the date?

An edited version of the webinar will be available later on the NatHERS website.

Presenter bios

Jo Brennan

Jo Brennan manages the team responsible for expanding the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme and providing energy efficiency policy advice on the National Construction Code. She also manages international and domestic lighting energy efficiency policy within the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water. Jo has over 20 years’ public policy experience in the Australian Government in climate change, biodiversity, energy policy, and water science. She has a background in environmental design and architecture from the University of Canberra.

Andrew Law

Andrew is dedicated to helping people better understand the science behind energy efficient buildings – making a link between complex data, and how it translates to help everyday householders ultimately enjoy a home that is more comfortable to live in. Andrew has worked extensively for three years on developing and implementing the new Whole of Home rating. Before he joined NatHERS, Andrew worked on the development of BERS Pro 4.4, and as a research scientist with Curtin University and the CSIRO.

Katie Glendenning

Katie is passionate about sustainable practices in the built environment. Her background is in building energy analysis and ecological, sustainable design. Prior to joining NatHERS Katie worked as an architect who focused on documentation and certification for sustainable architectural practices. Katie recently completed a post graduate course in Environmental Management and Sustainability. She holds a Masters in Design Science and has received an Excellence in Academic Performance for Outstanding Achievement.

Note: Key representatives from the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) will also be joining panel sessions on the day.

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