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

Fujitsu - ICT Sustainability: The Australian Benchmark 2014

Tuesday, 10 February 2015
11:30am – 1:30pm (lunch included)
The Realm Hotel, High Courtyard North Room, Canberra

Fujitsu, together with their Sponsor Cisco and NGO Partner The World Wildlife Fund of Australia, is pleased to invite CitySwitch signatories to an exclusive lunch event to discuss the results of their latest research - ICT Sustainability: The Australian Benchmark 2014.

The report is a result of surveying 300 CIOs and Senior ICT Managers across Australia and New Zealand and comparing the results against the previous global report completed in 2012. The research provides valuable insights into the performance of ICT Sustainability across the two countries and various industry sectors.

This briefing brings together subject matter experts from Fujitsu, Industry and NGO's to discuss both the key findings of the report as well as key insights into the role of technology and sustainability.

This event is a must for anyone building a business case for Sustainability initiatives, including energy efficiency across ICT.

RSVP by Monday, 2 February 2015

RSVP for the Canberra event here 


Speakers

Lee Stewart, Head of Sustainability, Fujitsu Australia
Lee is responsible for the Fujitsu sustainability strategy for Australia and New Zealand and the achievement of local targets. His role also extends to Fujitsu customers where he has worked with a number of key clients to not only benchmark ICT Sustainability performance but also to help set the strategy and deliver tangible benefits for customers. Lee is also the Global Lead for ICT Sustainability Consulting and IP development and in 2011 he was trained by Al Gore as part of the Global Climate Reality Project.

William Ehmcke, CEO, Connection Research & Director of Foundation for IT Sustainability William has some 30 years of consulting experience, with 12 years spent in European business. At Connection Research, he is responsible for the delivery of consulting projects in the Sustainability sector, with current work in data centre energy efficiencies. Has held directorships in two public companies, and is a current director of FFITS - the Foundation for IT Sustainability - as well as an Eastside Radio director for the past 5 years.

He holds a Mathematics degree, and an MBA, IMD, University of Geneve, Switzerland. William is honored to be an Adjuct Professor for the Institute of Sustainable Development & Architecture, Bond University.

Neale Rowe, Distinguished Services Engineer, Cisco
Neale Rowe is a Distinguished Services Engineer for Cisco Technical Services (TS) with responsibilities for Technical Advisory and Strategy across the Asia Pacific, Japan, and Greater China (APJC) region. One of Neale's many accomplishments is achieving the highest level of technical network certification offered by Cisco, the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE).

In Neale's current role, his overall objectives are to ensure that the technical strategy is realized within the APJC TS business. He drives the Technical Leadership program and development of the technical services engineers for in-region support services, champions quality improvements in Cisco products and supportability for the region, while driving the culture of "customer first".



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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.