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: WALGA at ONE70

Friday 22 May 2015
WALGA, Level  1, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville, WA

8.30 – 10.30am (including morning tea and site tour)



Energy efficiency and embedded generation

Join CitySwitch Perth to find out more about energy efficient building technologies, grid-connect solar PV systems, and the Western Australian electricity market.

The session will include:
  • A presentation from Next Power on embedded energy and the solar PV system installed at 170 Railway Parade that won the Clean Energy Council’s 2014 Award for Grid-connect solar PV power system design and installation – over 100kW.
  • A presentation from Infinite Energy on how to better understand the electricity market in Western Australia.
  • A panel discussion and Q&A session with Next Power, Infinite Energy and WALGA.

Representatives from WALGA will provide a site tour following morning  tea and presentations. Come along to see energy efficient technologies in action such as:
  • Active chilled beams that use 100 per cent fresh air to cool the building.
  • Extensive LED lighting and control system integrated into the Building Management System.
  • Applications of Bubbledeck, a precast concrete floor system which uses 35 per cent less materials than traditional concrete by incorporating large hollow plastic balls in a lattice of steel.

Speakers

Kieron D’Arcy -  Chief Executive Officer, Next Power
Aidan Jenkins - Managing Director, Infinite Energy

RSVP

RSVP by 3pm, Tuesday 19 May 2015 via the WALGA website

RSVP is essential as space is limited


This event is proudly hosted by WALGA





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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.