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.

TFX2020 - October 2020

TFX2020 - October 2020

Engage with leaders in the FM industry and discover where Smart Spaces support impactful decisions and smarter choices at TFX 2020. 

Past events

CitySwitch Perth: WA Government focus group

Wednesday 28 January, 2015
City of Perth Council House, 27-29 St. Georges Terrace
8am–9.30am
Please meet in the lobby at 7.55am. Morning tea will be available


Public sector tenancies are invited to join this workshop to investigate the value of a focus group that specifically discusses the barriers, ambitions, successes and / or challenges of resource saving initiatives within the public sector in Western Australia.

This workshop is about sharing, learning and creating new opportunities. CitySwitch understands that as a government tenancy or building manager you have a responsibility to work within transparent and mandated processes, with a limited budget, and with minimal internal resources by which you can engage in initiatives such as energy and water efficiency.

Most public sector tenancies and building managers share these limitations and can learn from each other’s experiences more readily than ‘lessons learned’ within the private sector.
 
This workshop is designed to investigate the value of a focus group that specifically discusses the barriers, ambitions, successes and / or challenges of resource saving initiatives within the public sector in Western Australia.

This workshop will be chaired by the CitySwitch Program Manager at the City of Perth. CitySwitch Award Winners the WA Police (2013) and the Department of Housing (2014) will share their success stories.  

At this workshop we will use a roundtable discussion to identify and capture successful and unsuccessful projects and initiatives and the process by which they were enacted. The intention is to share and learn from other CitySwitch signatory’s experiences and identify successful approaches that can be easily replicated.   We will be taking advantage of and strengthening the relevant support network that already exists within CitySwitch, which may be able to assist with your current and future resource saving initiatives.  

RSVP

RSVP is essential to ian.forbes@cityofperth.wa.gov.au by Friday 23 January, 2015.

 



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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.