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.

The Greenhouse Sessions

The Greenhouse Sessions

The Greenhouse Sessions are a monthly gathering of influential business leaders, passionate change-makers, experts and people curious to understand how we can leverage emerging technology to save the planet.

Total Facilities Show | 20-21 March 2019

Total Facilities Show | 20-21 March 2019

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.

Targeting zero waste | Melbourne 2 April | Sydney 4 April

Targeting zero waste | Melbourne 2 April | Sydney 4 April

Targeting zero waste will examine waste management practices, initiatives and innovations and discuss how we can shift current models and adopt circular economy solutions to best manage our resources.

Past events

CitySwitch Perth: Onsite data/server centres and computing

Thursday 9 October 2014
8.15am–9.30am - Please arrive 8.15am for an 8.30am start
Morning tea will be available
Wood & Grieve Engineers, Ground Floor, 226 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA

 

Reducing costs and energy consumption with a new IT model

How can your tenancy address the energy use of onsite data/server rooms? Or is it safer and more cost efficient to transition completely to cloud-based computing?

Signatories and interested potential signatories are invited to join this free workshop to hear from experts from CitySwitch signatories, Wood & Grieve Engineers and Lavan Legal discussing the merits of upgrading existing IT capacities versus transitioning to cloud-based computing.

Cloud-based computing ticks a lot of the boxes but why are many organisations still fearing the “cloud” and holding back?  Can cloud-based systems help IT teams meet the significantly increased expectations of clients, the business and users whilst keeping budgets under control?  Can the cloud help reduce your electricity use? Join the workshop to find out the answer to these questions and more.

SPEAKERS

Elliot Alfirevich Principal Electrical Engineer, Wood & Grieve Engineers
Elliot joined WGE in 2006 after completing a university degree in electrical and communications engineering. Elliot has a particular interest in highly technical projects including IT, communications and technology. Elliot is one of Australia’s leading data centre engineers and has been involved in the audit, design, construction and commissioning of many data centres within Australia. Elliot provides technical insight into the differences between data centre design models relative to the traditional commercial facilities in the market today.

Marco Marcello Information Systems Manager, Lavan Legal
After studying Geology at the University of WA, time with the Commonwealth Bank, 10 years in Advertising and then IT at WA Newspapers, Marco moved to the world of Legal in 1991.  Since then, Macro has been managing IT teams in law firms, gaining experience in all areas of Legal IT management, from operations through to system development, project management, business analysis, change management and strategic development. Marco's key passion however is not the technology itself but applying the technology to business issues and business opportunities.

RSVP

Space is limited and RSVP is essential by Friday 3 October 2014. Please RSVP to cityswitch@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

This workshop is proudly hosted by Wood & Grieve Engineers. 



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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.