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: Staff engagement - Train-the-trainer

Thursday 16 October 2014
8am–9.30am 
Please meet in the lobby at 8am. Morning tea will be available
City of Perth Council House,
Level 6 (across from the lifts), 27-29 St. Georges Terrace, Perth, WA


Join this workshop to learn more about the staff engagement toolkits recently produced by CitySwitch and how you can use the resources within your organisation to drive positive change.

The toolkits include:
• Running a workplace 'switch-off' campaign
• Running workplace competitions
• Fostering green champions at work
• Fostering vertical communities

The workshop will take energy managers and  green team members through the CitySwitch toolkits and introduce the many proven techniques for no/low-cost energy saving initiatives.

The toolkits will be presented in depth by the CitySwitch program manager and there will be an opportunity for discussion and to ask questions that will enable participants to then be able to customise a presentation for their own organisation.

Staff engagement packages with printed copies of the relevant toolkits and case studies will be provided as well as access to the PowerPoint presentation.

By attending this workshop, participants will be gain a better understanding of staff engagement techniques and be able to take learning and materials provided back to their organisation, engage with co-workers, and start making savings as soon as possible.

RSVP

RSVP is essential as space is limited. Please RSVP to Ian Forbes, CitySwitch Program Manager at City of Perth by email cityswitch@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

If capacity is reached for this workshop, there may be an opportunity to run the workshop again for other signatories at a later date.

 

 



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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.