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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Reporting on energy savings

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

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  • Case Study: Craft Victoria

    Craft Victoria's advocacy of sustainability extends from their public programmes to the Melbourne tenancy's day-to-day operations. Simple lighting, heating and cooling modifications were driven by a staff green team who were able to slash energy consumption by 27 per cent.

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  • Case Study: Public Transport Ombudsman

    The Public Transport Ombudsman Victoria addressed the efficiency of servers, hot water, shredders, computers, lights and more and used the resultant cost savings to purchase 50 per cent GreenPower. The improvements led them to save the equivalent of 11,455kg CO2 per year.

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  • Case Study: City of Port Phillip

    As part of their 'Toward Zero' strategy, City of Port Phillip conducted energy audits across their 250 building property portfolio. By implementing an impressive retrofit program across their portfolio and purchasing 25 per cent GreenPower, they reduced total emissions by 36 per cent.

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  • Certificate schemes for energy efficiency

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

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  • Green grants for office tenants

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

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Latest Case Studies

  • Case study: Frasers Property and healthy buildings

    Case study: Frasers Property and healthy buildings
    This case study looks at how Frasers Property Australia are creating places that support healthier lives.

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  • Case study: KPMG Australia and sustainability

    This case study discusses how KPMG is embedding corporate sustainability in its organisation.

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  • Case study: HFM Asset Management

    This case study discusses HFM Asset Management and its desire to lead by example with efficient lighting, electric vehicles and energy monitoring.

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