Events

CitySwitch hosts regular free information sessions, workshops and site tours across Australia for CitySwitch Signatories and their guests. Recent topics have ranged from funding sustainable office upgrades, lighting and data centre technology, through to the benefits of activity based working.

Past events

Vivid Ideas Event: "Tech Shift Exponential"

Vivid Ideas Event, Willoughby, Sydney - Tech Shift Exponential, June 15

The world is changing faster than it ever has before!  We can no longer use the past as a way to predict what the future will look like.  Join us to explore the fascinating and inspirational developments across three key areas -Energy Revolution, Resource Revolution, and Human Revolution.

The Better Business Awards 2018 - June 15

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

Perth CitySwitch conference

Join the City of Perth for this years’ CitySwitch conference.  Taking place in May 2018, it will include guest speakers, short talks and site tours. 

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.

Understanding your energy bill - Webinar 7 March

Take control of your energy costs, join OEH and a team of energy saving experts for a free and informative webinar.

National Energy Efficiency Forum – 6 March, Sydney

 Join the Energy Efficiency Coucil and a panel of international experts for a one day forum exploring Australia's energy challenges in a global context. 

World Future Energy Summit

The annual World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is dedicated to the innovation and digitalisation trends that are key to transformation in the global energy mix.

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.

Battery storage forum

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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Why people power is unstoppable

Why people power is unstoppable Dec 15, 2018
If there was one lesson to take away from this year’s CitySwitch awards it is that people power is unstoppable.

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Resources

NABERS Essentials - online course

NABERS Essentials - online course

The NABERS Essentials e-Learning course is for anyone who wants to know more about NABERS.



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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.