CitySwitch Awards

CitySwitch Awards

Is this your year to get recognised for your innovation and progress on sustainability?

Each year, the CitySwitch Awards showcase signatories that have demonstrated outstanding environmental leadership, cut energy use, slashed carbon emissions and reduced waste to landfill.

Signatories are judged at a state level across four categories:

  1. State Signatory of the Year (under 2,000 sqm)

  2. State Signatory of the Year (over 2,000 sqm)

  3. State Partnership of the Year

  4. State New Signatory of the Year


Winners from each state are in the running for the national awards:

  1. National Signatory of the Year (one winner selected from all under and over 2000 sqm state winners)  

  2. National New Signatory of the Year

  3. National Partnership of the Year 
     

Stay tuned for details of the 2018 CitySwitch Awards. 

 

How to enter

Entrants to the Awards will be judged based on information in their progress report, with points allocated based on the judging criteria. The eligibility criteria for each award category must also be met.

View the eligibility and judging criteria 
 

The 2017 Award Winners

In 2017, Commonwealth Bank of Australia took home the National Signatory of the Year award for halving its carbon footprint. The National Partnership of the Year was presented to HFM Asset Management and TSA Group, while the CitySwitch National New Signatory of the Year went to EML. 

All past Award winners

2017 CitySwitch Award winners                   2013 CitySwitch Award winners    

2016 CitySwitch Award winners                   2012 CitySwitch Award winners 

2015 CitySwitch Award winners                   2011 CitySwitch Award winners

2014 CitySwitch Award winners 

2017 Awards Gallery 

The CitySwitch National Awards recognise leading signatories that have demonstrated outstanding environmental leadership.

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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.