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.

A Practical Guide to PPAs

A Practical Guide to PPAs

Sydney - 21 August
Melbourne - 28 August

Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) are rapidly becoming more popular, but what does this mean for the property and construction industries? Find out how to make sense of this highly complex area.

Renewable Energy Buyers Forum

Renewable Energy Buyers Forum

22 August 2018
2.00pm-3.30pm

Join WWF for the renewable energy buyers forum

NABERS Roadshow

Melbourne - 24 August
7.30am - 9.30am

NABERS, with the help of the Victorian Government and CitySwitch, will give an update on how they can help you to boost energy and water efficiency, drive carbon neutrality and reduce waste in your apartment and commercial buildings.

Past events

CitySwitch Sydney: Sharing the love - Tenant and Landlord Guide to...

CitySwitch Sydney: Sharing the love - Tenant and Landlord Guide to...

25 Feb, 2015

How to get the lease that makes sustainability happen.

Join this free Café Series event to find about more about green or best practices leases, how to get one and an industry case study from both a tenant and landlord perspective.

Perth: Launch - CEC Guide to improving electricity use in your...

Perth: Launch - CEC Guide to improving electricity use in your...

24 Feb, 2015

Small to medium businesses are invited to attend the Clean Energy Council's launch of a new guide to improving electricity use in business. The guide looks at solutions to better manage electricity demand and costs. 

CitySwitch Perth: Sustainable procurement fundamentals with ECO-Buy

CitySwitch Perth: Sustainable procurement fundamentals with ECO-Buy

17 Feb, 2015

Free interactive training workshop exclusively for CitySwitch signatories, facilitated by experienced trainers from ECO-Buy. This is an ideal opportunity for a procurement manager or office manager tasked with procurement.

Fujitsu -  ICT Sustainability: The Australian Benchmark 2014

Fujitsu - ICT Sustainability: The Australian Benchmark 2014

10 February, 2015
Signatories are invited to attend this lunch event in Canberra to hear the results of Fujitsu's latest research. The research provides valuable insights into the performance of ICT Sustainability across the Australia and New Zealand and various industry sectors.
CitySwitch Brisbane: HQ, Fortitude Valley Site tour

CitySwitch Brisbane: HQ, Fortitude Valley Site tour

30 January, 2015

Join this presentation and tour of the HQ development in the fast growing area of Fortitude Valley which showcases contemporary design and the latest sustainable technology.

CitySwitch Perth: WA Government focus group

CitySwitch Perth: WA Government focus group

28 January, 2015

Public sector tenancies are invited to join this workshop to investigate the value of a focus group that specifically discusses the barriers, ambitions, successes and / or challenges of resource saving initiatives within the public sector in Western Australia.

Fujitsu -  ICT Sustainability: The Australian Benchmark 2014

Fujitsu - ICT Sustainability: The Australian Benchmark 2014

3 Dec, 2014
Signatories are invited to attend the lunch event in Sydney to hear the results of Fujitsu's latest research. The research provides valuable insights into the performance of ICT Sustainability across the Australia and New Zealand and various industry sectors.
CitySwitch webinar: MAC curve training

CitySwitch webinar: MAC curve training

19 Nov, 2014

Join this free introductory webinar to find out how the newly developed CitySwitch Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) curve tool tool can be used to help your organisation save energy and money, and to take away some of the confusion when prioritising potential sustainability projects.

Sydney: National Energy Efficiency Conference 2014

Sydney: National Energy Efficiency Conference 2014

11 - 12 Nov, 2014

This annual conference brings together leaders and experts to explore the latest Australian and global thinking about saving energy with speakers, workshops, case studies and technical sessions showcasing the latest developments in commercial building efficiency, HVAC&R, lighting controls, energy audits and quality assurance and more.

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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.