Together, CitySwitch signatories are taking action – and as we do, our impact and influence grows.
Today, we represent 900 offices or four million square metres of office space around Australia.
Last year alone we saved over 711,000 tonnes of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere through energy efficiency, carbon offsets and renewables. We also saved money on our energy – with signatories slashing energy bills by an average of 25%.
These are more than just numbers. We know that deep emissions cuts in the built environment can be achieved when we work together.
Now, we are setting our collective sights on a bigger ambition:
net zero emissions by 2050.
By bringing together building owners, businesses that occupy buildings and the people who work in them we can make a positive and powerful impact on our cities.
Depending on where you are on the journey, CitySwitch has four great campaigns to support your business:
Undertake a NABERS rating with your building owner to get the big picture of how you use energy, water and waste in your tenancy and building, and understand how your office indoor environment quality influences your team’s productivity. It helps to tell your story if you set a baseline and benchmark your office against best practice before taking action.
Whether it’s taking the Single-Use Pledge to eliminate waste, helping your team to Choose.Reuse. or getting ready for the circular economy with a Perfect 10 on your resource recovery streams, we have a bunch of resources and activities to Wipe Out Waste in your office.
Take smart steps towards energy efficiency. Learn how your company can switch off and save, offset your office’s energy use with GreenPower and join the 100% renewable energy revolution to help Australia build a better future.
Simple actions – like encouraging your people to take the stairs, make smart choices about what to wear and choose the best location for the task – can not only enhance workplace productivity but help you better manage room temperature and energy consumption in your office.
CitySwitch is a powerful and positive agent for change. So, let’s get healthy, happy and sustainable together.