Special offers for CitySwitch signatories

Special offers for CitySwitch signatories

When you join CitySwitch, you can access a range of member-to-member offers – from discounts on services to shared expertise. This is just another great reason to become part of the CitySwitch program.

Do you have an offer you’d like to share?

If you have a discount on products or services that you’d like to share with the CitySwitch network, please contact your local program manager, who can provide advice and assistance.

Alternatively, you can email us your offer, including terms and conditions, period of availability and a clear description.

Offers must represent genuine value to other members and will be accepted and published at the sole discretion of the program coordination team.

 

Member to member offers

20% off NABERS renewal rating assessment fee

NABERS Rating Accredited Assessments in Sydney

Instant Waste Management's discounted waste removal

$1,000 (inclusive of GST) discount off waste removal

Rebates on a range of energy efficient appliances

Enjoy financial incentives for eligible energy efficient appliances.

Free two-hour sustainability consultation

Baenziger Coles, based in South Melbourne are offering a free 2-hour consultation to assist with  Architecture/Interior Design sustainability queries with, for fellow CitySwitch Signatories.

Free NABERS Roadmap Report with all NABERS rating renewals

Ausnviro is offering a custom NABERS Roadmap Report with all NABERS rating renewals they undertake for CitySwitch Signatories.

Latest news

Raising the bar

As we work towards our 'must get' position (net zero) and beyond to our 'want to get' position (carbon positive) the commerical office sector needs to increase its ambition and urgency. Accordingly, we are raising the bar by increasing the targets for signatories move towards. CitySwitch’s vision of best practice is that office-based businesses:

  • commit to switching to 100% renewable energy by 2021
  • commit to achieving a 5-star NABERS energy rating
  • make a plan by 2021 to achieve net zero before 2050.

We know many existing signatories have developed new strategies and goals and we’re asking everyone to update us on their commitments.

New options in the ‘Manage My Info’ section of the portal will allow you to refresh your targets.

Even if you’re at the start of the best-practice journey, the refreshing your commitment can be a catalyst for gaining support and developing a more ambitious plan. Importantly, it also lets CitySwitch to advocate for energy efficiency, renewables, wellness and carbon positive places and services.

As always, your CitySwitch Program Manager is here to help so please contact us if you have any questions.



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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.