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 Perth: Activity based working and site tour PwC

A new workplace standard? Innovation and the journey towards activity based working (ABW)

Thursday 11 September 2014
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Level 15, 125 St. Georges Terrace, Perth
Morning Tea will be served at the beginning of the event and light refreshments at the conclusion


When PwC moved from the QV1 building to Brookfield Place they embarked on a journey to transition from a conventional office layout to the more innovative activity based working design. Join CitySwitch and listen to PwC discuss and reflect upon the process they went through and gain insight into the organisation’s change management success and find out how this approach has improved energy efficiency, enhanced wider sustainable outcomes and defined a new workplace standard.

SPEAKERS

City of Perth
The City of Perth will introduce several workshops and programs that are being offered from water to energy and discuss how the CitySwitch program is maturing and developing to help facilitate the City’s growth and resilience.

The Deputy Lord Mayor Cr Rob Butler will also present Commitment Certificates to new signatories.

Jean Melhuish-Hill, PwC
Jean Melhuish-Hill has been with PwC for 35 years in a variety of management and facilities related roles. She is currently the Senior Facilities Manager of the Perth office and has undertaken a number of fitouts in both conventional layout and more recently the new Perth activity based working tenancy.  Prior to moving to Perth, Jean was responsible for the Adelaide practice and incorporation of Canberra to her portfolio followed her move to the west.  From 2012 her sole focus was the new Perth fitout which was the first of this kind within PwC globally. Jean is currently working with her colleagues in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney who will all move into an ABW environment within the next 2 years.

RSVP

RSVP is essential as space is limited. Please RSVP to Ian Forbes, by email cityswitch@cityofperth.wa.gov.wa or phone 08 9461 3131 by Friday 5 September 2014.
 




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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.