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 webinar: MAC curve training

Enhancing energy efficiency decision making with a Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) curve

Wednesday,19 November 2014
Time: 1 hour webinar starting at 1pm AEST
10am – Western Australia
11.30am – South Australia
12pm – Queensland
1pm – NSW and Victoria

 

CitySwitch, in conjunction with Net Balance Foundation, are pleased to invite you to the launch of the CitySwitch Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) curve tool to support energy efficiency decision making.

Join this free introductory webinar to find out how the tool can be used to help your organisation save energy and money, and to take away some of the confusion when prioritising potential sustainability projects.  

There are many options for reducing energy consumption in office buildings, ranging from the installation of lighting controls and lighting upgrades to purchasing more energy efficient office equipment or upgrading HVAC systems - but how do you know what is the best and most cost effective way to reduce energy consumption?

Some options may be quick and inexpensive to implement, but may not deliver significant energy savings, while other initiatives may require significant investment, yet deliver excellent longer term energy savings.

A MAC curve can help answer some of these questions by allowing you to compare energy saving options, and prioritise them based on their cost and potential impact. This webinar will provide step-by-step guidance for decision makers seeking to reduce the energy consumption of their organisation in a strategic and prioritised way.

The one hour webinar will provide participants with training on:

•    How MAC curves work
•    How to collect data to create your own MAC curve using the CitySwitch tool
•    How to interpret the results of a MAC curve
•    How the MAC approach has supported decision making by CitySwitch Signatory of the Year (2012 & 2013) - Royal Automobile Club of W.A.
 
See the Using Marginal Abatement Cost curves resource for more information.

Speakers:

Dr Regina Flugge, General Manager Environmental Sustainability,
Royal Automobile Club of W.A. (Inc.)
Regina is responsible for developing and implementing the RAC’s strategic approach to sustainability, the environment and climate change.  RAC is a proud West Australian organisation representing more than 800,000 members. As a mutual, RAC reinvests its profits to benefit its members and the community.  Sustainability is a key advocacy priority and RAC is working both internally and externally to reduce emissions, winning back-to-back CitySwitch National Signatory of the Year awards in 2012 and 2013.

Charlie Knaggs, Senior Manager, EY
Charlie is a Senior Manager in EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services team. His work includes greenhouse and energy auditing, greenhouse gas inventory development, carbon strategy development and helping clients improve their management of energy. Charlie is a Lead NGER Auditor. He holds a Master of Environmental Management from UNSW, and Bachelor degrees in Economics and Arts from the Australian National University.

RSVP

RSVP is essential to join the webinar. Please register your RSVP by 5pm Friday 14 November 2014.  Register here

Details of how to access the webinar will be emailed to registered participants.

 

Kindly supported by  Royal Automobile Club of W.A and EY


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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.