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

Total Facilities Show | 18-19 April 2018

Today’s facilities are constantly evolving, so make sure you’re up to date with the latest management trends and regulations at Australia’s single most important facilities management event and CitySwitch partner, Total Facilities, this 18-19 April 2018.


Making a building smarter can be simple - you just need to know how! And as the nation’s most prized event for facilities and like-minded professionals, Total Facilities brings together intelligent solutions, uncomplicated strategies and the right connections to future proof your building or workplace for the new era.

The event returns to Melbourne this year, bringing with it arguably the best value and largest dedicated Facilities education program in the industry. The free-to-attend program, presents tried and tested strategies from expert panelist to inform the facility and workplace agenda.

CitySwitch will also be hosting a session in the KONE Smart Building Theatre.

The sessions titled, Controlling the building to reduce costs and complaints, (Thurs 19 Apr 11:45am) will discuss the challenges many buildings face in juggling HVAC efficiency with occupant comfort.

It will address how FMs can use control systems to improve HVAC performance and provide immediate benefits in terms of energy use and costs. With this knowledge FMs can make adjustments without the risk of increased occupant complaints – a constant obstacle to FM professionals.

The discussion will be led by and expert panel comprising;  NABERS’ Alberta McAteer, JLL’s Michael Thompson and the City of Melbourne’s Paul Whelan as they debate the opportunities, evidence, potential savings and pros/cons of low cost options to improve HVAC efficiency in buildings.

Find out if it is possible to reduce HVAC energy consumption without adversely compromising the comfort of building occupants for yourself and for more information on the extensive education program, register to attend Total Facilities for free at totalfacilities.com.au.

Total Facilities 2018 will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from April 18-19, 2018. 

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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.