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Update on software release for BERS Pro (Chenath V3.13)

12-May-2015

Following a request for an extension of time from Solar Logic, (the current owner of the BERS Pro software tool) an extension of the short-term accreditation for the current accredited version of BERS Pro (version 4.2.110811) has been granted until 1 August 2015

In deciding to grant this extension, the Buildings Committee took into account the proposed change in the ownership and management arrangements of BERS Pro, the desirability of giving the proposed new owners, Energy Inspection Pty Ltd  (www.energyinspection.com.au (link is external)) appropriate time to meet the conditions for ongoing accreditation, and the desirability of providing continuity for assessors, particularly BERS Pro accredited assessors, who otherwise would not be able to maintain their accreditation in the software tool.

The BERS Pro software tool will be required to incorporate the new version of the Chenath Engine and associated NatHERS changes to receive accreditation by 1 August 2015. The NatHERS Administrator is working closely with BERS Pro to transition the tool to the online portal as soon as possible.

Due to this decision, both versions of FirstRate5, v5.2.0 (3.13) and v.5.1x will continue to be accredited and used until 1 August 2015.  After this date, accreditation for the older version of First Rate (5 v.1x) will be withdrawn.

The NatHERS administrator recognises that the delay in the accreditation and transition of BERS Pro to the CSIRO portal has resulted in differing versions of NatHERS software in the market and that this has had an impact on some assessors. We appreciate your patience during this period of transition. 

 




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