Reporting annually on your progress

Reporting annually on your progress

When you sign up to CitySwitch, you make a commitment to report on your sustainability progress each year.

This helps you to plan, implement, assess and refine your approach, to share your successes and learn from any hurdles you encounter on the road to carbon positive.

Your program manager will help you to set goals, track your progress and celebrate your successes. You can learn more about how we track our collective progress in our annual program reports.

Completing an annual program report for the first time, or need some help, watch this tutorial video. It includes step-by-step instructions to walk you through the progress report submission process.

 

 

 

Complete your 2019 Annual program report

Annual program reporting gives our group of 600-plus signatories a chance to review their organisation's achievements and provides us with a view of our collective impact. Last year we saved more than 710,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere through energy efficiency, carbon offsets and renewables – an amazing achievement.

It is also a great time to review your commitments and targets for:

  • Improving your NABERS energy efficiency rating
  • Driving your carbon positive roadmap
  • Reducing your waste to landfill and improving your recycling rates
  • Switching to renewables
  • Positively impacting on wellness and IEQ.

To complete your annual report and revise your targets and commitments, simply log into your CitySwitch profile.

SUBMIT YOUR 2019 ANNUAL PROGRAM REPORT

CitySwitch annual program reports

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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.