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

The Better Business Awards 2018 - June 15

The Better Business Awards is a celebration of champion local businesses who are achieving success through sustainability. The event is taking place on 15 June at the Concourse in Chatswood.

The Awards are presented by the Better Business Partnership (BBP) a joint Council service funded by Ku-ring-gai, North Sydney and Willoughby Councils.

Again, the Awards will coincide with Vivid Sydney in Chatswood. 

If you have any questions about the Better Business Awards, please call 9777 7561.

The Terms and Condition are available here:  Terms and Conditions of the 2017 Better Business Awards - 210 KB.

Find out more about the Awards here



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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.