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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: 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.

Case study: Victorian Dept. of Transport

Case study: Victorian Dept. of Transport

Long-time Signatory, the Victorian Department of Transport, Planning & Local Infrastructure, has achieved a number of operational gains including a 33 per cent reduction in energy use. With the help of the CitySwitch RMIT student program, resource audits have provided useful insights into staff 'switch-off' behaviour, waste avoidance tactics and office equipment procurement to achieve ongoing environmental and economic savings.

Case study: Sustainability Victoria

Case study: Sustainability Victoria

Sustainability Victoria's best practice Green Star fit-out is demonstrating how an office move and upgrade can be completed at competitive rates and deliver ongoing benefits including an improved quality of indoor environment, an increase in staff productivity and significant energy savings. This case study provides an overview of the relocation process and includes a number of technical information downloads detailing the materials and technology utilised.

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