Did you know that low-cost actions – like cleaning air-conditioning filters – can reduce your energy costs and boost your NABERS rating by half a star?
CommBank’s energy efficiency strategy delivers dividends
How do you halve your carbon footprint and save $11.5 million dollars a year? We talk to Sanjeet Singh, energy and sustainability manager at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, to find out more.
Find out how you can give your feedback on Sydney's Sustainable Office Buildings Plan.
It is with much sadness that we say goodbye to Jeff Elliott, who, after some time away volunteering, will not be returning to the role of Regional Program Manager for CitySwitch in Victoria.
"Forget the free beer and ping pong tables. The real value for tenants will be found in sustainability as a service" says Esther Bailey
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.
For building owners, a high NABERSNZ rating can mean lower operating costs, more satisfied tenants and better occupancy rates. For tenants, a good NABERSNZ rating means lower energy costs and assurance that you’re in a well-built and well-run building.
Assistance for commercial building occupants to benchmark their energy and water performance using NABERS ratings.
This paper highlights that properly designed and implemented carbon offsets reduce carbon pollution.
Source: The Fifth Estate
The Victorian government has announced $3.59 million in funding to improve the energy efficiency of the state’s commercial office buildings.
The Smarter Resources Smarter Business – Energy Efficient Office Buildings program will provide matched grant funding of between $20,000 and $150,000 to mid-tier commercial office building owners to deliver energy savings.
Through the program the government hopes to ...
Source: The Fifth Estate
Baenziger Coles, an architecture and interior design company, is making an annual financial saving of $2655, and an annual energy and CO2 saving of 18,400 kiloWatt hours/26,030 kilogram Co2 equivalent, after installing a solar panel system.
The company, which joined tenant energy efficiency program CitySwitch in May 2012, was keen to further demonstrate a commitment to sustainable design, renewable energy and to lower operational costs to complement a recent office ...
SOURCE: The Fifth Estate
Following the award of $1 million through the Energy Efficiency Information Grants program, the CitySwitch green offices program will go national and regional.
The Net Balance Foundation won a $1 million grant this week from the Federal government of $1 million and will be partner in the work.
The grant, over the next two years, is from the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism as part of the Energy Efficiency Information Grants program.
Three new staff have been ...
Join the City of Perth for this years’ CitySwitch conference. Taking place in May 2018, it will include guest speakers, short talks and site tours.
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