If you have an office in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth, you can sign up to CitySwitch today. If your office is outside of these areas, you can still work with us. Contact us to find out more.
By joining CitySwitch, you make a commitment to reduce your environmental impact, including:
Your CitySwitch program manager will work with you to set goals and will be on hand to provide guidance and support.
All CitySwitch Signatories prepare annual reports in September. This includes energy and waste data, NABERS ratings (or indicative ratings) and initiatives that each company has implemented over the previous year. The report also outlines initiatives that each company will start in the following year. Reporting is completed online.
NABERS, or the National Australian Built Environment Rating System, measures the environmental performance of buildings, tenancies and homes. Buildings can achieve NABERS ratings for energy, water, waste and indoor air quality.
CitySwitch uses NABERS because it provides an independent, nationally-recognised and trusted rating that is understood and respected by the property and built environment industries. NABERS also helps CitySwitch signatories to see improvements in energy efficiency over time as well as enables you to compare your achievements with other signatories similara to your organisation.
Read more about NABERS and the resources available to you.
Your CitySwitch program manager will work with you to adjust or refine your goals for the following year.
CitySwitch is a national program that helps office-based businesses to improve their energy and waste efficiency.
The program is free to join. In return for the ongoing support and benefits we provide, Signatories are asked to complete annual reporting each September.
We can! Please contact your local program manager for help.
No, however your local program manager can help you to create a high-level action plan to get you started.
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Currently 869 tenancies covering over
have committed to CitySwitch
Submitted projects should:
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.