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  • The Better Business Awards 2018

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    The Better Business Awards is a celebration of champion local businesses who are achieving success through sustainability. Find out how to get involved. 





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  • Better Buildings Partnership Stripout Waste Guidelines Launch

    Wednesday 13 June 2018

    Join us for the launch of the updated Better Buildings Partnership Stripout Waste Guidelines; the industry how-to guide for tenants, contractors and building managers on minimising waste from office refurbishments.

     





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  • Perth CitySwitch conference, June 2018

    Wednesday, 13 June, 2018

    Join the City of Perth for this years’ CitySwitch Healthy Buildings conference, and hear from a range of experts on how the built elements of an office detract or contribute to human health, wellbeing and productivity.





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  • Total Facilities Show | 18-19 April 2018

    Today’s facilities are constantly evolving, so make sure you’re up to date with the latest management trends and regulations at Australia’s single most important facilities management event and CitySwitch partner, Total Facilities, this 18-19 April 2018.





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  • Green Fit Outs - CitySwitch Cafe Series (Perth)

    10 Mar, 2016
    Find out more about GHD's new 5-Star Green Star, 4.5-Star NABERS rated offices, and get to see all of the building's sustainability features firsthand.



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  • Battery storage forum

    10 Mar, 2016

    Find out if battery storage is the future of energy for your business at this forum. Hear from the experts about battery storage systems and its potential for NSW businesses, then join the forum with CSIRO and the Clean Energy Council.





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  • Take control of your office's energy

    8 Mar, 2016

    Join us at this free event in Adelaide showcasing the online resources that can help you take control of your office's energy.





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  • Energy Audit Standard Training

    23 - 25 Feb, 2016

    Presented by the Energy Efficiency Council in partnership with the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, this one day training program will give energy audit practitioners the skills and knowledge to deliver energy audits that meet with Australian Standard 3598:2014.





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  • Sydney Rides Business Challenge

    22 Feb - 20 March, 2016

    Get your office involved in the four-week challenge to get more staff riding bikes. Join hundreds of  businesses who are championing Sydney’s bike-riding boom creating healthier, happier and more productive workforces.





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May 23, 2018
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CitySwitch Signatory of the Year and New Signatory Awards - category judging criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 28 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 10 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 10 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points).
Note, new Signatories submitting for New Signatory of the Year Award need only complete an indicative rating – all other submissions must be accredited.

CitySwitch Partnership of the Year Award - category judging criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Submitted projects should:

  • Involve more than one registered company 
  • Demonstrate that they are  innovative and over and above “business as usual”
  • Demonstrate that they catalyse “market transformation” and or “address a market barrier”
  • Deliver a reduction in energy consumption and carbon emissions within the built environment 

Judging Criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 14 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 17 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 17 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points)
  • The submitting entity MUST be a CitySwitch Signatory
Note, Signatories submitting for the Partnership of the Year Award may submit an accredited NABERS tenancy, whole building or base building rating.

It’s easy and free to join the program. Your good-will commitment to the program is an acknowledgement of the business sector’s role in
contributing to environmental sustainability and your intention to reduce your own energy consumption and associated carbon emissions.

As part of this, Signatories to the program commit to achieve an accredited NABERS Energy tenancy rating (between 4 and 6 stars) and
work with CitySwitch to improve their tenancy’s environmental performance.

Find out more about how obtaining a NABERS Energy rating ensures you can benchmark your performance, better manage your progress
over time and promote your star rating achievement.