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

LED Lighting Seminar Series

The Lighting Council of Australia presents the LED Lighting Seminar Series as presented by Professor Georges Zissis, Head of Light and Matter Research Group at LaPlaCE (Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d’Énergie) University of Toulouse

Solid state lighting is transforming the world’s lighting industry and will affect nearly all lighting applications. The Lighting Council Australia—the peak body for Australia’s lighting industry—has convened the LED Seminar Series in major capital cities at a particularly important time for lighting. Many cities in the world are moving—or contemplating the move—to LED street lighting. We are extremely fortunate to secure Professor Georges Zissis to lead the seminars. Professor Zissis is a renowned expert on solid state lighting systems, with particular expertise in their applications for road lighting. The seminars will be useful for lighting industry specialists, utilities, municipalities, town planners, facility managers, architects, engineers and other professionals with an interest in lighting.

Upcoming sessions include:

  • Brisbane 17 February 2014
  • Sydney 19 February 2014
  • Melbourne 21 February 2014

Registrations close 12 February. Download the pdf form to register.

 

Seminar 1: LED Street Lighting—Latest Developments

10:00 - 11:30am (includes morning tea). Sample of topics covered:

  • Overview of current LED street lighting technology
  • Future technology developments
  • International Energy Agency’s 4E SSL Annex: Outdoor Lighting
  • Questions from audience

Seminar 2: Solid State Lighting—Dreams and Nightmares

14:00 - 15:30pm (includes afternoon tea). Sample of topics covered:

  • Future trends in LED, OLED technology
  • Marketing projections
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Blue light hazard and flickering
  • International Energy Agency’s 4E SSL Annex
  • Questions from audience

Professor Georges Zissis, head of the Light and Matter Research Group at LaPlaCE at the University of Toulouse, France, is an expert in lighting system research and design. In addition to a distinguished research career, Georges Zissis has dealt extensively with industry, government, NGOs and standardisation bodies—including as current Task 1 Leader of the IEA 4E SSL Annex. In 2006 Professor Zissis won the 1st Award of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Centenary Challenge for his work on standardisation for urban lighting systems (in conjunction with IEEE, IET and The Observer). In 2009 he won the Energy Globe Award for France and received the Fresnel Medal from the French Illuminating Engineering Society.

 



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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.

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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.