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 Sydney: Sharing the love - Tenant and Landlord Guide to Happiness

Wednesday 25 February 2015
8am - 9.30am (registration from 7:30 am. Coffee & light refreshments provided)

CBRE, Level 21, Boardroom, 363 George Street, Sydney

 

How to get the lease that makes sustainability happen

 

Tenants have a vital role to play in creating the right environment for sustainable, good business operations to prosper, and it all starts with getting the lease right. Best practice leases - otherwise known as green leases – provide the framework for delivering strong environmental performance for tenancies over the long term.

With this in mind this Café Series will focus on:
•    What is a ‘green’ lease?
•    Why is a green lease important for achieving sustainability outcomes?
•    Insights from the Sydney Better Buildings Partnership 2014 Baseline Lease Study
•    How to get one whether you’re negotiating a new lease or in the middle of an existing one
•    What are some of the barriers you might face
•    Learnings from an existing green lease case study example
 

Speakers

Pip Harley (CitySwitch Program Manager: City of Sydney): Why should you care?
Pip spends her days working with commercial office tenants to help bring this sector along on the journey towards a low carbon economy for the City of Sydney. She will provide an overview of best practice leasing and share insights from the Sydney Better Buildings Partnership 2014 Baseline Lease Study.

Tristan Gannon (Associate Director, Transaction Management: CBRE): How do we achieve it?
Tristan works in the tenant advocacy and advisory division of CBRE, representing corporate occupiers.  Tristan is an experienced corporate real estate professional with skills across a range of property functions, in particular formulating and implementing accommodation strategies, scenario analysis, stakeholder management and contract negotiation. He will speak about his experiences of assisting organisations to implement a green lease including some of the barriers faced in the process and how to overcome these.

Beck Dawson (General Manager, Corporate Sustainability: Investa) : What does success look like?
Nicola Murphy (Head of Environmental Sustainability: NAB)
Beck and Nicola lead the environmental sustainability work at their respective organisations. Together they will share the learnings and outcomes from the ‘green lease’ they have signed at 105 Miller Street, North Sydney. This case study presentation will give a unique insight into the challenges and benefits of this type of lease from both the landlord and tenant perspective.

We will also be launching the final chapter of The Fifth Estate’s ‘Tenant and Landlord Guide to Happiness' eBook which features many inspiring stories of how best practice leasing works and ultimately benefits all parties involved.

RSVP

Capacity for this event has now been reached and registration is closed.

For any questions regarding the event and content please contact the City Switch Program Manager, Pip Harley at cityswitch@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

 



Categories:
Tags:

Latest news

How today’s virtual teams can tackle tomorrow’s climate challenge

How today’s virtual teams can tackle tomorrow’s climate challenge Jun 3, 2020
Can the great work-from-home experiment lead to greater engagement around the looming challenge of climate change?...

Read more

Resources

Why comfortable workspaces save time and energy

Why comfortable workspaces save time and energy Giving people control of the temperature in their workspace doesn’t just improve occupant comfort and...

View resource

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.