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
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
RSVP is essential. Registrations have now closed for this event.