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.

Past events

Take control of your office's energy

8 Mar, 2016

Join us at this free event in Adelaide showcasing the online resources that can help you take control of your office's energy.

Energy Audit Standard Training

Energy Audit Standard Training

23 - 25 Feb, 2016

Presented by the Energy Efficiency Council in partnership with the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, this one day training program will give energy audit practitioners the skills and knowledge to deliver energy audits that meet with Australian Standard 3598:2014.

Sydney Rides Business Challenge

Sydney Rides Business Challenge

22 Feb - 20 March, 2016

Get your office involved in the four-week challenge to get more staff riding bikes. Join hundreds of  businesses who are championing Sydney’s bike-riding boom creating healthier, happier and more productive workforces.

Melbourne: Exploring science-based carbon targets for businesses

Melbourne: Exploring science-based carbon targets for businesses

17 Feb, 2016

Hear from carbon experts from WWF and Point Advisory on the emerging frameworks for setting science-based targets and to get the corporate perspective on target setting from NAB at this free evening event in Melbourne.

Melbourne Renewable Energy Project - supplier tender briefing session

Melbourne Renewable Energy Project - supplier tender briefing session

15 Dec, 2015

City of Melbourne and partners are investigating a group purchasing model for renewable energy and
are seeking proposals from the market to deliver renewable energy through a tender process. All energy industry suppliers capable of responding to this tender directly or via a consortia arrangement are invited to attend this briefing.

EEC - Energy Manager Masterclass

EEC - Energy Manager Masterclass

18 Nov, 2015

This specialised workshop delivered by ClimateWorks Australia and the Energy Efficiency Council is  designed for energy managers, building managers and sustainability managers working in the commercial, industrial and government sectors.

EEC - National Energy Efficiency Awards 2015

EEC - National Energy Efficiency Awards 2015

17 Nov, 2015

Nominations for the awards are open until 30 September 2015 with winners announced at the gala dinner of the National Energy Efficiency Conference.

National Recycling Week

National Recycling Week

9 - 15 Nov, 2015

Planet Ark's National Recycling Week is a great opportunity to get your workplace involved in new or existing recycling programs and engage staff with stage to improve your office sustainability.

Australian Climate Leadership Summit 15 - Sydney

Australian Climate Leadership Summit 15 - Sydney

5 Nov, 2015

25 days before the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, the Summit will provide a forum for business and government leaders to demonstrate strong climate leadership and help to begin a new climate conversation.

12345678

Latest news

Raising the bar

Raising the bar Aug 31, 2018

Raising the bar to move the commerical office sector towards carbon positive.



Read more

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.



View resource

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.