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  • CitySwitch Perth: Sustainable procurement fundamentals with ECO-Buy

    17 Feb, 2015

    Free interactive training workshop exclusively for CitySwitch signatories, facilitated by experienced trainers from ECO-Buy. This is an ideal opportunity for a procurement manager or office manager tasked with procurement.





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  • Fujitsu - ICT Sustainability: The Australian Benchmark 2014

    10 February, 2015
    Signatories are invited to attend this lunch event in Canberra to hear the results of Fujitsu's latest research. The research provides valuable insights into the performance of ICT Sustainability across the Australia and New Zealand and various industry sectors.



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  • CitySwitch Brisbane: HQ, Fortitude Valley Site tour

    30 January, 2015

    Join this presentation and tour of the HQ development in the fast growing area of Fortitude Valley which showcases contemporary design and the latest sustainable technology.





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  • CitySwitch Perth: WA Government focus group

    28 January, 2015

    Public sector tenancies are invited to join this workshop to investigate the value of a focus group that specifically discusses the barriers, ambitions, successes and / or challenges of resource saving initiatives within the public sector in Western Australia.





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  • Fujitsu - ICT Sustainability: The Australian Benchmark 2014

    3 Dec, 2014
    Signatories are invited to attend the lunch event in Sydney to hear the results of Fujitsu's latest research. The research provides valuable insights into the performance of ICT Sustainability across the Australia and New Zealand and various industry sectors.



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  • CitySwitch webinar: MAC curve training

    19 Nov, 2014

    Join this free introductory webinar to find out how the newly developed CitySwitch Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) curve tool tool can be used to help your organisation save energy and money, and to take away some of the confusion when prioritising potential sustainability projects.





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  • Sydney: National Energy Efficiency Conference 2014

    11 - 12 Nov, 2014

    This annual conference brings together leaders and experts to explore the latest Australian and global thinking about saving energy with speakers, workshops, case studies and technical sessions showcasing the latest developments in commercial building efficiency, HVAC&R, lighting controls, energy audits and quality assurance and more.





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  • Webinar: Environmental Upgrade Finance

    10 & 12 Nov, 2014

    This free webinar designed with tenants in mind will provide participants with more information about this innovative type of finance as well as walk through the case studies and example business cases and answer questions.





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  • CitySwitch Perth: Staff engagement - Train-the-trainer

    16 Oct, 2014

    Join this workshop to learn more about the staff engagement toolkits recently produced by CitySwitch and how you can use the resources within your organisation to drive positive change.





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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.