There is government funding available to help you to improve energy efficiency of your organisation - take a look at what might be applicable to you.
CitySwitch has signed its 500th office tenant up to the program, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD), reaching a major milestone for the national network of business leaders.
The DEECD is the most recent signing, committing over 21,000 square meters of office space across four of its East Melbourne offices.
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.
CitySwitch in Victoria has announced continued financial support to help CitySwitch Green Office Signatories. The rebates, up to $9,000 per grant, reflect the cost of obtaining an accredited NABERS rating.
Massive energy savings have been achieved by Victorian CitySwitch signatories, the Public Transport Ombudsman and Wise Employment, who were respectively named 2012 small and large Signatory of the Year.
CitySwitch has again partnered with RMIT to help Signatories. The partnership delivers valuable resource consumption advice for Signatories and gives RMIT students real-world experience.
The national CitySwitch program is venturing state-wide with office tenants across Victoria's regional and suburban areas now able to join the program and cut their energy bills along with the nations corporate leaders.
CitySwitch in Victoria has extended its NABERS rebate offer until the end of 2012. The rebate offers financial assistance towards the cost of a NABERS Energy tenancy or whole building rating.
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.
A one day workshop for efficiency professionals working with businesses to bring down their gas costs.
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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.