Bring Your Best Self

Bring Your Best Self

Whoever you are at work, let us help you bring your best self!

The latest research into workplace productivity tells us that people perform at their peak when they can access a range of work environments and can choose the space to suit their task.

Despite this research, most offices in Australia stick with a set-and-forget 22°C each day of the year. This not only acts as a drag on productivity – it also has an impact on our office energy consumption and emissions. Flexing the temperature by just 1°C, can reduce the amount of energy your heating, ventilation and airconditioning system consumes by an average of 10%.

CitySwitch has developed the Bring Your Best Self campaign to help you create healthier, happier, more sustainable workplaces whilst cutting emissions. We've developed several handy resources to help your people bring their best selves to work:

  • Download a factsheet for tenants that explains how expanding your office airconditioning deadband can reduce energy consumption and create great working environments for everyone
  • Encourage your team to host a walking meeting, take the stairs, dress for comfort and choose the best space for the task with fun posters, foyer displays and digital resources.

If you're into the academics then check out the research into how higher temperature setpoints during summer influences office workers' cognitive load and thermal comfort.

Get in touch with your local CitySwitch program manager to get extra help running a Bring Your Best Self campaign in your workplace and get healthy, happy and sustainable together.

Bring Your Best Self resources

How tenants can influence heating and cooling

Tenants can support and improve their building manager's heating and cooling performance in a number of ways

Indoor comfort and temperature set-points

Indoor comfort and temperature set-points

Adjusting the temperature set-point of the building to better match the weather can make significant energy savings and keep people comfortable

Improving cognitive performance

 

Indoor environmental quality has a major impact on our cognitive performance.

The Fifth Estate ebook: healthy offices

In collaboration with CitySwitch, The Fifth Estate has released a free ebook about healthy offices.

Ten steps to improve staff engagement and health

Not ready to tackle full accreditation but keen to improve staff engagement and health? Try these ten actions.

Healthy buildings overview

A summary of the various dimensions that make up a healthy and productive workplace.

Bring your Best Self- Campaign Posters

Bring your Best Self- Campaign Posters

Download these fun 'Bring your Best Self' posters to use in your office. 

Bring your Best Self- Foyer Displays

Bring your Best Self- Foyer Displays

Need some fresh foyer displays?  Download these 'Bring Your Best Self' artwork for a number of pull up banner displays.

Bring your Best Self - Digital banners and social media

Bring your Best Self - Digital banners and social media

Want to improve occupant comfort?  Use these digital banner across your intranet and employee social media channels.

The effects of higher temperature setpoints on office workers

The effects of higher temperature setpoints on office workers

Read the latest reserch into the effects of temperature set points on office workers.

Why Expand the Band - a factsheet for Tenants

Why Expand the Band - a factsheet for Tenants

Increase productivity, reduce emissions and save money.  This factsheet will explain how.

Why Expand the Band - a factsheet for building owners

Why Expand the Band - a factsheet for building owners

Over heating or cooling your building?  This factsheet will show you how we can provide better occupant comfort, save money and reduce emissions by expanding the band.

Beginner's Guide to Healthy Buildings

Beginner's Guide to Healthy Buildings

The CitySwitch Green Office program approaches health and wellness in the office by looking at how the built elements of an office detract or contribute to human health, wellbeing, and productivity, and what we can do to thrive in our offices.

Beginner's Guide to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Beginner's Guide to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

For tenants to improve Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Beginner's Guide to Office Greenery

Beginner's Guide to Office Greenery

Office greening or biophilic design can be achieved by various means including indoor plants, views of flora and fauna (both live and in pictures), green walls and roof top gardens.

Resources

Choosing sustainable accommodation

Choosing sustainable accommodation In Sydney, accommodation and event venues are responsible for 21 per cent of total greenhouse gas emissions, 14...

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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.