Choosing sustainable accommodation

Choosing sustainable accommodation

In Sydney, accommodation and event venues are responsible for 21 per cent of total greenhouse gas emissions, 14 per cent of potable water consumption and 47 per cent of the city’s commercial waste and yet, the accommodation sector does not yet have an established culture of attaining ratings or third party sustainability certification.


Battery storage for business

Battery storage for business

Presentation from NSW Office of Environment and Heritage about battery storage for business and making the energy transition possible.

Direct corporate purchase of renewable energy

Direct corporate purchase of renewable energy

Find out about WWF's Renewable Energy Buyers Forum.

Advocating for change

Advocating for change

Tell us your renewables goals by completing this short survey. 

Case Study: Tract and GIW

Case Study: Tract and GIW

Tract Consultants and GIW Environmental Solutions' shared tenancy in Melbourne used an internal energy-saving competition to empower staff to improve their work environment. Backed up with budget and management support, it created a platform for continuous improvement.

Introduction to vertical communities

A vertical community is formed when a whole commercial building, with different tenants on different floors, work together to achieve common sustainability goals that improve the occupants’ overall experience of the building.

Allocating Data Center Energy Costs and Carbon to IT Users

An overview of measuring energy cost and allocate carbon emissions by Schneider Electric. It is both easy and inexpensive for any data center to get started regardless of size or age.

Case Study: DTZ

Case Study: DTZ

As the first corporate tenant to join CitySwitch, DTZ has since achieved outstanding energy efficiency results in their Sydney office. They've slashed operating costs by 40 per cent and reduced emissions by 375,000 kg CO₂over 8 years.

CitySwitch NABERS Energy Grant program

Join CitySwitch and get financial assistance to help combat rising energy bills by assessing and managing your office energy use. Funding is offer for a limited time to assist businesses most capital cities with documenting their energy baseline.

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Slide Deck: Sustainable procurement fundamentals with ECO-Buy

These slides from an interactive workshop held for CitySwitch signatories in Melbourne and presented by experienced trainers EcoBuy provides an introduction to sustainable procurement.

Sustainable Procurement Quick Guide

This guide provides a step-by-step approach to introducing a sustainable procurement model to your organisation.

Best practice waste & recycling contracts for business

Get a best practice waste and recycling contract underway with the help of this Sustainability Victoria guide. This resource has been created to help small to medium sized businesses navigate the waste contract procurement process and to get the most efficient and cost effective service.


Lamp recycling can help reduce the amount of mercury being sent to landfill. FluoroCycle is a voluntary product stewardship scheme that seeks to increase the national recycling rate of waste mercury-containing lamps.

NSW Local Government Sustainable Choice Database

The Local Government NSW Sustainable Choice Database is a a membership-based program available to councils in NSW. It provides indicators of sustainability factors that may be attached to a company and/or its products.

Eco-Find by Eco-buy

This comprehensive online directory of independently assessed products and suppliers. They encourage 'greener purchasing": buying products that are greener that those you currently buy, and to continually improve.

USA Sustainable Procurement Policies

A collection of ten real Sustainable Procurement Policies from USA state administrations, complied by California's Buy Recycled program. 

Sydney Harbour Procurement Guidelines

Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority Procurement Guidelines form part of their Sustainable Future Policy. Their target is to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of their precincts by 80 per cent from 2001 levels by 2020.

APCC Sustainable procurement guides

The Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) provide guides to sustainable procurement of office paper, cleaning services, business machines, ICT products, print services, and office furniture, plus a guide to assessing the sustainability credentials of a contracted supplier, for example when writing tender documents.

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