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.

Seminar and building tour - Australian Nursing and Midwifery...

Seminar and building tour - Australian Nursing and Midwifery...

CitySwitch signatory, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Vic Branch), are hosting a seminar and building tour at their Melbourne head office.

Past events

CitySwitch Sydney: Culture eats strategy for breakfast

8am – 9.30am, registration from 7:30am
Coffee & light refreshments provided
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
AMP, Level 25, 33 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney

Inspire and motivate your company to be active and successful in creating a high performing, sustainable workspace. 

80% of the emissions from cities come from commercial buildings. Typically half are generated by the use of base building services, the other half by tenant activity within their own workspace.

Sustainability action often relies heavily on technical solutions for driving down consumption, but there is a limit to the benefit technology on its own can deliver. Just being in a building that has good environmental credentials is not enough. How people use the space and the technology within it is a key element in making a building perform to a best practice standard.

The Why Choose High Performing  Buildings Fact Sheet shows that accounting for the human dimensions that drive performance in your business can have an impact that reaches further than just kilowatt hour energy savings alone. 

With this in mind this Café Series event will focus on:
 

  • Why you should engage with your colleagues on sustainability
  • Triggers and motivators to change as well as some of the barriers
  • Some simple steps to start the journey including understanding the current attitudes of staff, importance of developing your message and communication strategy and some of the key principles to engaging your teams.
  • How to set up and manage a green champions group
  • How some healthy competition can deliver great results
  • How getting your culture right is central to truly engaging your teams, and influencing  behaviour

 

Speakers:


Melissa Houghton (Co-Director: Sustainability at Work)
Melissa Houghton is an experienced strategic communicator with a passion for sustainability. Hear from Melissa about how you can move your organisation to think, act and be sustainable, whilst doing your day-to-day business.

Kerry Field (Chief of Talent: MindShare)
Tasked to reinvigorate MindShare’s corporate culture, Kerry is introducing gamification, peer rewards and recognition programs, to create a powerful culture that is able to deliver competitive advantage and sustainability outcomes.

Kirsten Woodward (Manager Environmental Projects: City of Sydney)
Kirsten set up and has maintained the City of Sydney’s Green Champions network for the past four years. Learn from her experience about how to set up a green champions network at your workplace and maintain its momentum.

Emlyn Keane (Head of Property Management & Sustainable Performance: AMP)
Hear Emlyn talk about the ‘Floor Wars’ competition used in one of the company’s city towers to motivate tenants to take action and deliver on sustainable outcomes

 

 

 

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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.