Signatories reported a record 840 energy efficiency projects last year. Combined, these initiatives delivered a saving of $14.4 million and reductions of over 85,000 tonnes of carbon emissions and 75 GWh energy.
Find out more about the program's collective achievements in the newly released 2014 CitySwitch National Progress Report.
Congratulations to all the NSW & ACT state award winners announced at the awards night at the Mint in Sydney.
Businesses are being encouraged to enter the CitySwitch Green Office national awards, which recognise sustainability leadership and carbon pollution savings.
The Awards are open to existing CitySwitch signatories in the Signatory and Partnership of the Year categories and new signatories signing up to the program before the cut-off date on 15 October will be in the running for the New Signatory of the Year award.
CitySwitch Signatories have reported on over 650 energy efficiency projects last year with an estimated $8.2 million worth of savings combined and approximately 33,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.
The newly released CitySwitch National Progress Report 2013 showcases the initiatives undertaken and celebrates these collective program achievements.
The RAC, Western Australia Police and Savills Australia were announced 2013 WA Award winners at yesterday’s annual CitySwitch Progress Report and Awards Ceremony at Council House, recognising outstanding achievements in office energy efficiency.
Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said these signatories have excelled in their commitment to the 'green office' through CitySwitch...
This year’s CitySwitch Awards were announced to more than 100 leaders from Melbourne’s business community at a ceremony last night, with winners crossing the spectrum, from a major law firm to a community organisation.
Legal firm Norton Rose Fulbright, community organisation Baptcare and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation took out the top accolades as announced by Environment Portfolio Chair Councillor Arron Wood.
Take part in Fujitsu's research on the enablement potential of ICT
Fujitsu Australia has become what is believed to be the first Australian company to have its entire data centre portfolio rated by NABERS.
Leading Western Australian property developer Psaros was the recipient of two prestigious awards for sustainable development, cementing the company’s position as the leader in environmental design and sustainable practices in Perth.
In a first for a WA developer, Psaros won the National Banksia Sustainability Award for Sustainability Leadership as well as the CitySwitch State Award for New Signatory of the Year.
Despite the best intentions, most building owners and tenants struggle to keep up regular communication that could enhance their efficient use of the building, improve wellbeing of employees and substantially cut their business costs.
Find out more about the CitySwitch Vertical Communities initiative, the benefits of collaboration from industry and successful tenant and landlord staff engagement programs in this latest chapter.
Source: The Fifth Estate
This latest chapter is a massive wake up call to the myth that all things new and shiny are good. It lifts the veil on one of the true scandals of the property world – one of waste and landfill, leaving a trail of toxic chemicals, expense and depleted resources in its wake.
Meet the people who want to bring a cool rational eye to this process and reinvent it to make sense, in better materials, recycling, better leasing practices and lower costs. All those things that add up to sustainable practice.
Tour 1: 10am Friday 27 July
Tour 2: 2pm Friday 27 July
Join CitySwitch and Vicinity Centres for a special tour of its new National Office in the Chadstone Tower One building.
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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.