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

All-Energy Conference - Melbourne

All-Energy Conference - Melbourne

7 - 8 Oct, 2015

Free business-to-business conference and networking forum hosted alongside an exhibition showcasing renewable energy, clean energy, sustainable transport and energy efficiency in 2015.

Sustainable Design Principles Event (SDPE) 2015

Sustainable Design Principles Event (SDPE) 2015

10 Sept, 2015

This year's event focuses on the UTS Dr Chau Chak Wing Building by Gehry Partners, looks at its sustainability, its challenges and how it will function as a space for the development of knowledge and ideas, serving the community for decades to come.

CitySwitch Perth: Metering - Creating visibility and what to do...

CitySwitch Perth: Metering - Creating visibility and what to do...

9 Sept, 2015

Join CitySwitch Perth for this free event to find out more about metering technologies and how they can empower your organisation’s energy efficiency initiatives.

HotHouse LAB events - Sydney

HotHouse LAB events - Sydney

5 - 12 August, 2015

After a year of sell-out sessions in 2014, the series is back at the Powerhouse Museum with a new workshop format designed to help organisations find their green advantage.

CitySwitch: A decade of energy saving in North Sydney

CitySwitch: A decade of energy saving in North Sydney

25 June, 2015

North Sydney Council and Norman Disney Young invite signatories to a special event marking the 10th Anniversary of CitySwitch in North Sydney. Join us to celebrate the achievements of the program and our signatories.

Adelaide: ECO-Buy contracts and tenders training

Adelaide: ECO-Buy contracts and tenders training

3 June, 2015

This half day course explores the critical role of contracts and tenders in making sustainable procurement ‘business as usual,’ and how and where you can effectively implement changes into your processes.

Vivid Sydney: Flicking the Switch on Sustainability

Vivid Sydney: Flicking the Switch on Sustainability

27 May, 2015

This event will shine a light on the sustainability success stories iwith 10 Banksia Business and Community Award Winners sharing their share vision and innovation with back-to-back lightning talks.

CitySwitch Sydney: Leading by doing

26 May, 2015

In this free CitySwitch Cafe Series event, 'Leading by doing - How business can take action in an uncertain policy environment' find out how your business can demonstrate leadership on climate change in the current climate policy environment.

CitySwitch Perth: WALGA at ONE70

CitySwitch Perth: WALGA at ONE70

22 May, 2015

Join CitySwitch Perth to find out more about energy efficient building technologies, grid-connect solar PV systems, and the Western Australian electricity market and join a site tour of The Western Australian Local Government Association’s  (WALGA) ONE70 building which has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star – Office Design V3 certified rating.

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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.