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

New tools for choosing & managing energy efficient office space...

New tools for choosing & managing energy efficient office space...

Friday 23 August 2013
Melbourne Town Hall, MELBOURNE

Moving offices and fully understanding the leasing process can be a complex process. There’s a multitude of considerations and tenants often underestimate the long-term benefits of both choosing an energy efficient space and managing this effectively.

Find out more about the best practice approach to leasing as part of this national event series in partnership with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and NABERS. The event will formally launch the RICS 'Leasa' App and Guide for SME Office Tenants.

Property Council of Australia's building services industry update

Wednesday 21 August 2013
Gadens Lawyers, SYDNEY

Industry experts will provide an update on the latest developments across the building services sector for LED lighting, WH&S, building services, along with energy efficiency.

If you missed out on last week's CitySwitch event on new tools for choosing and managing energy efficient office space, be sure to attend this session which will include an overview of the new RICS 'Leasa App'.

Note CitySwitch Signatories are entitled to a 50 per cent discount to this event. 

New tools for choosing & managing energy efficient office space...

New tools for choosing & managing energy efficient office space...

Thursday 15 August 2013
King & Wood Mallesons, CANBERRA

Moving offices and fully understanding the leasing process can be a complex process. There’s a multitude of considerations and tenants often underestimate the long-term benefits of both choosing an energy efficient space and managing this effectively.

Find out more about the best practice approach to leasing as part of this national event series in partnership with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and NABERS. The event will formally launch the RICS 'Leasa' App and Guide for SME Office Tenants.

New tools for choosing & managing energy efficient office space...

New tools for choosing & managing energy efficient office space...

Tuesday 13 August 2013
Customs House, SYDNEY

Moving offices and fully understanding the leasing process can be a complex process. There’s a multitude of considerations and tenants often underestimate the long-term benefits of both choosing an energy efficient space and managing this effectively.

Find out more about the best practice approach to leasing as part of this national event series in partnership with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and NABERS. The event will formally launch the RICS 'Leasa' App and Guide for SME Office Tenants.

Designing & activating sustainable buildings

Designing & activating sustainable buildings

Thursday 8 August 2013
Bankwest Place, PERTH

How would you like to work next to your MD or CEO one day and with your colleagues in another part of the office the next?

Join us to hear more about the Commonwealth Bank’s journey and motivation behind their new Activity Based Working (ABW) office in Perth.

Signatory snapshot: reflections & directions

With 2012 CitySwitch reporting now complete, this is your chance to hear and share your successes and challenges of the program. It's also an opportunity to gain insight from our expert panelists and the audience.

Green Cities

Transitioning from a green economy to a blue economy

Colour without pigment, metals without mining and fresh air without filters.  Is this the future of the Blue Economy? As part of this year's Green Cities, entrepreneur, author and activist Gunter Pauli argues that while we set our sights on a ‘green economy’, many green solutions are a case of doing less bad, rather than doing good.

CitySwitch Sydney event

The latest CitySwitch event in Sydney held on 17 September celebrated the start of World Green Building Week with a site tour of Jones Lang LaSalle's innovative WorkSmart tenancy.

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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.