Why join the program?

Why join the program?

Together, CitySwitch signatories saved $20.9 million in 2017.

While the financial savings are impressive, there are many reasons why tenants sign up to CitySwitch. The benefits of CitySwitch include:

  •  A structured approach to environmental assessment and reporting with proven results
     
  • One-on-one support from an experienced program manager
     
  • Free online resources including practical toolkits, workbooks, case studies and engagement tools
     
  • Financial assistance towards the cost of energy ratings, as well as advice and insight into incentives and other finance options for energy investment
     
  • Demonstrate your sustainability leadership, with a growing group of Signatories proudly using the CitySwitch logo
     
  • Regular training, education and networking events
     
  • Annual awards that celebrate, inspire and reward leadership and achievement
     
  • Access to a network of active environmental leaders who share their successes, lessons and challenges
     
  • Promote your services to other members, creating a competitive advantage.

Is your business eligible?

 

 

Latest news

New PPA resources live on the BRC-A Resource Library

Announcing the release of two new PPA resources live on the BRC-A Resource Library:

  • Deal Structures Primer. This primer unpacks all the possible PPA arrangements, their pros and cons and how to select there right structure for your needs; and
  • Request For Proposals (RFP) Template. A downloadable, fillable template to guide you through the process of tender invitation, ensuring all of the important details are covered in your market approach.

These resources are designed for use by all-of-industry - energy buyers, developers/retailers/investors and professional service providers in large-scale offsite renewable energy procurement. We hope you find them useful. Keep an eye out as more resources are rolled out in the coming months.

Can't access these resources in the BRC-A Resource Library? Access to these and all other PPA resources is members only, so if you're not already a member, please visit the website to learn how to join. 



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CitySwitch Signatory of the Year and New Signatory Awards - category judging criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 28 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 10 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 10 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points).
Note, new Signatories submitting for New Signatory of the Year Award need only complete an indicative rating – all other submissions must be accredited.

CitySwitch Partnership of the Year Award - category judging criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Submitted projects should:

  • Involve more than one registered company 
  • Demonstrate that they are  innovative and over and above “business as usual”
  • Demonstrate that they catalyse “market transformation” and or “address a market barrier”
  • Deliver a reduction in energy consumption and carbon emissions within the built environment 

Judging Criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 14 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 17 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 17 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points)
  • The submitting entity MUST be a CitySwitch Signatory
Note, Signatories submitting for the Partnership of the Year Award may submit an accredited NABERS tenancy, whole building or base building rating.

It’s easy and free to join the program. Your good-will commitment to the program is an acknowledgement of the business sector’s role in
contributing to environmental sustainability and your intention to reduce your own energy consumption and associated carbon emissions.

As part of this, Signatories to the program commit to achieve an accredited NABERS Energy tenancy rating (between 4 and 6 stars) and
work with CitySwitch to improve their tenancy’s environmental performance.

Find out more about how obtaining a NABERS Energy rating ensures you can benchmark your performance, better manage your progress
over time and promote your star rating achievement.