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  • Melbourne: Exploring science-based carbon targets for businesses

    17 Feb, 2016

    Hear from carbon experts from WWF and Point Advisory on the emerging frameworks for setting science-based targets and to get the corporate perspective on target setting from NAB at this free evening event in Melbourne.





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  • Melbourne Renewable Energy Project - supplier tender briefing session

    15 Dec, 2015

    City of Melbourne and partners are investigating a group purchasing model for renewable energy and
    are seeking proposals from the market to deliver renewable energy through a tender process. All energy industry suppliers capable of responding to this tender directly or via a consortia arrangement are invited to attend this briefing.





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  • EEC - Energy Manager Masterclass

    18 Nov, 2015

    This specialised workshop delivered by ClimateWorks Australia and the Energy Efficiency Council is  designed for energy managers, building managers and sustainability managers working in the commercial, industrial and government sectors.





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  • EEC - National Energy Efficiency Awards 2015

    17 Nov, 2015

    Nominations for the awards are open until 30 September 2015 with winners announced at the gala dinner of the National Energy Efficiency Conference.





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  • National Recycling Week

    9 - 15 Nov, 2015

    Planet Ark's National Recycling Week is a great opportunity to get your workplace involved in new or existing recycling programs and engage staff with stage to improve your office sustainability.





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  • Australian Climate Leadership Summit 15 - Sydney

    5 Nov, 2015

    25 days before the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, the Summit will provide a forum for business and government leaders to demonstrate strong climate leadership and help to begin a new climate conversation.





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  • All-Energy Conference - Melbourne

    7 - 8 Oct, 2015

    Free business-to-business conference and networking forum hosted alongside an exhibition showcasing renewable energy, clean energy, sustainable transport and energy efficiency in 2015.





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  • Sustainable Design Principles Event (SDPE) 2015

    10 Sept, 2015

    This year's event focuses on the UTS Dr Chau Chak Wing Building by Gehry Partners, looks at its sustainability, its challenges and how it will function as a space for the development of knowledge and ideas, serving the community for decades to come.





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  • CitySwitch Perth: Metering - Creating visibility and what to do...

    9 Sept, 2015

    Join CitySwitch Perth for this free event to find out more about metering technologies and how they can empower your organisation’s energy efficiency initiatives.





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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.