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

Webinar: Solar Energy for your Business - VECCI

Learn about the business case for solar, challenges and potential barriers, what questions to ask and how solar may improve your bottom line in this free webinar hosted by the Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI).

CitySwitch Perth: Sustaining energy efficient behaviours & RAC...

Hear from RAC - National Signatory of the Year Award winner in 2012 and 2013  about their successful behaviour change initiatives and find out from Greensense how technology can support sustained behaviour change. RAC will also lead a tour of their West Perth headquarters to showcase behaviour change in action.

WWF-Australia: Built environment sustainability through tenancy...

WWF-Australia: Built environment sustainability through tenancy...

WWF will share their journey of applying a 'best practice' approach to their Sydney head office relocation. Learn from their experience with implementing a green lease, the influence that the CitySwitch Green Office program had on their fit-out and piloting the new Green Star Interiors tool.

CitySwitch Adelaide: Reducing operating costs through CitySwitch...

Find out how the CitySwitch program can set your company on the path to organisational sustainability as well as hear about a proposed finance mechanism to help both building owners and tenants improve their energy efficiency and improve their bottom line at this free breakfast event.

2XEP Forum Sydney: Doubling Energy Productivity

2XEP Forum Sydney: Doubling Energy Productivity

Attend this two day conference in Sydney to explore opportunities for energy productivity, network with the leaders of the Australian economy and engage with policy makers.

LED Lighting Seminar Series

LED Lighting Seminar Series

Solid state lighting is transforming the world’s lighting industry and will affect nearly all lighting applications. The Lighting Council of Australia has convened the LED Seminar Series in major capital cities.

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

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

Thursday 5 September 2013
Norton Rose Fulbright, BRISBANE

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...

Wednesday 4 September 2013
Central Park, PERTH


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 3 September 2013
Wallmans Lawyers, ADELAIDE
 

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.

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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.