Events

CitySwitch hosts regular free information sessions, workshops and site tours across Australia for CitySwitch Signatories and their guests. Recent topics have ranged from funding sustainable office upgrades, lighting and data centre technology, through to the benefits of activity based working.

Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a global movement and an annual event that provides resources and ideas to help you (and millions of others around the world) reduce single-use plastic waste everyday. 

Built Environment Summit

Built Environment Summit

Melbourne and Sydney Events coming up.  Keen to get out meeting and greeting in real life!  The Built Environment Summit can be attended face to face or online through the live webcast. 

The Built Environment Summit in Melbourne is on 10th September, and the Sydney event is on 12th October.  
 

Past events

2XEP Forum Sydney: Doubling Energy Productivity

Thursday 3 & Friday 4 April 2014
Aerial UTS Function Centre, Sydney
Building 10, Level 7/235 Jones St, Sydney

Change Australia’s Energy Future: Cutting Costs & Carbon

Strengthening Australian businesses and creating jobs depends on affordable energy. With electricity, gas and petrol prices rising rapidly, it has never been more important to lift Australia’s energy productivity and deliver more economic output per unit of energy input. 

Be part of driving change to bring energy productivity to the centre of the national agenda at 2XEP: the Forum on Doubling Energy Productivity on 3 & 4 April in Sydney. 

Participate in Australia’s biggest gathering of global and Australian leaders to explore the opportunities for energy productivity, to network with the leaders of the Australian economy, and to engage with policy makers.

 

CitySwitch Signatories are eligible to receive a $200 discount on the registration fee. Enter '2XCOS' in the ID code field when registering.

For more information and to register visit the website



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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.