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.

Past events

CitySwitch Adelaide: Effective green teams training

The first steps for designing successful behaviour change programs in your organisation

9am – 12.30pm, registration from 8:45am
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Adelaide Town Hall, David Spence Room, 1/128 King William Street, Adelaide


Ever caught yourself secretly wondering about the people in your organisation when it comes to energy efficiency? They have all the information and infrastructure they need to support environmentally sustainable behaviours, yet the office lights are still left on at the end of the day.....

This interactive workshop highlights some of the main influencers of human behaviour and recommends critical (yet often over-looked) first steps for successful behaviour change programs. 

Through examples and case studies of successful behaviour change programs this workshop will help you gain an understanding of:

  • The complexity of behaviour and why behaviour change programs take time and effort 
  • How to define the behaviour clearly when engaging with a target audience 
  • Why is it important to talk to the target audience first before designing a behaviour change program  
  • How to run more effective Green Teams in your organisation to support energy efficiency (and other sustainability) efforts.

Speaker

Mark Boulet, Education for Sustainability Research, Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI)
Mark has over 12 years of experience in environmental education and organisational sustainability in higher education, community groups and the public service. Previously at MSI, Mark managed the award winning Green Steps program for six years and is still involved as a senior training consultant with the program. Prior to this, Mark managed the Green Office sustainability program at Monash University, engaged multicultural communities in sustainable living at Environment Victoria and evaluated community sustainability programs at the Office of the Victorian Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability.

Mark holds a Masters in Environmental Science, a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and an Advanced Diploma in Collaborative Management. Mark was named as one of the Top 100 most influential and inspiring people for 2010 by the Melbourne Magazine (Fairfax Media) and was also awarded an Australian Leadership Award in 2011 by the prestigious Australian Davos Connection Forum.

 

RSVP

This event is free for existing and new ACC CitySwitch signatories.

RSVP by Wednesday 23 July to Alison Cusack by phone  (08) 8203 7622 or email
a.cusack@adelaidecitycouncil.com

 



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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.