Our governance

Our governance

The CitySwitch program is a successful model of national collaboration by city governments. It is jointly funded by the Cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, North Sydney and several smaller local government councils.

Services to members are delivered by local program managers who understand the local business context.  Program resources and campaigns are delivered by a national program office that ensures high quality execution and consistency.   

A national steering committee provides strategic input to ensure that the program continues to meet the needs of participating councils and participating members.

CitySwitch engages with State and Commonwealth government to be the voice for office-based businesses and ensure an effective policy context for businesses to achieve net zero.

The National Australian Built Environment Ratings System (NABERS), managed by the NSW Government is an associate of program. It is also a key reporting metric, so that members have an impartial and comparable measure of achievement to benchmark their performance in the built environment.

CitySwitch is seeking local councils to join the program and join us in supporting business to achieve decarbonisation. Please get in contact if you’re interested in becoming a partner Council.
 

 

CitySwitch annual program reports

                    

 

Latest news

CitySwitch Reporting

CitySwitch Reporting Sep 9, 2022

CitySwitch is updating the reporting framework to align with the evolved program and net zero pathway.



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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.