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Waste management tips and tools

Waste management tips and tools

There is a lot that offices can do to reduce waste and recycle office supplies, plus many forms of assistance in all Australian states.

Undertaking a green office audit

Auditing helps identify potential energy savings and can be done internally or externally. While your capacity to efficiency assessments will depend on resources and skill sets, CitySwitch provides templates and guidance to get started.

Reporting on energy savings

Reporting helps recognise the organisation’s achievements and identify the next areas of activity.

Case Study: Stockland

Case Study: Stockland

A move to a new Sydney office provided Stockland with a renewed focus on achieving 'best practice' operations. Their efforts paid off with a 5 star NABERS Energy rating achieved and the satisfaction of generating 49 per cent less CO₂ emissions than an average tenancy.

Certificate schemes for energy efficiency

Victoria and NSW have certificate schemes in place that help fund and incentivise energy savings.

Green grants for office tenants

Grants are available from national, state and local governments for green office programs.

Overview of financing for office upgrades

Many innovative financing models are available for sustainable office upgrades from grants, loans, leases and certificate schemes

Latest Case Studies

Case Study: Viridis

Case Study: Viridis

Viridis, a small design agency closely involved their team in choosing a new office to match their sustainability principles, and closely monitored electricity loads. By giving staff more control over equipment and using daylight and fresh air they cut thousands off energy bills and enhanced staff well-being.

Case Study: Tank Branding

Case Study: Tank Branding

After taking steps to improve the energy efficiency of their office, see how Tank calculated and offset their remaining emissions to become carbon neutral, including going beyond the boundaries of the office, by taking into account the company’s emissions in relation to activities such as flights and vehicle usage.

Case Study: Ozwide Group

Case Study: Ozwide Group

Ozwide completed an energy assessment on their new office and with the help of CitySwitch identified a number of areas that they could improve on including upgrading lighting which resulted in a 60% reduction in energy bills and installing an energy meter to monitor and drive a staff education and behaviour change program.

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