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

Fujitsu - ICT Sustainability: The Australian Benchmark 2014

Sydney – December – 3 December - NSW Trade & Investment offices, Martin Place

Fujitsu, together with their Sponsor Cisco and NGO Partner The World Wildlife Fund of Australia, is pleased to invite CitySwitch signatories to a free breakfast event to discuss the results of their latest research - ICT Sustainability: The Australian Benchmark 2014.

The report is a result of surveying 300 CIOs and Senior ICT Managers across Australia and New Zealand and comparing the results against the previous global report completed in 2012. The research provides valuable insights into the performance of ICT Sustainability across the two countries and various industry sectors.

This briefing brings together subject matter experts from Fujitsu, Industry and NGO's to discuss both the key findings of the report as well as key insights into the role of technology and sustainability.

This event is a must for anyone building a business case for Sustainability initiatives, including energy efficiency across ICT.

See the links below for more information and to RSVP

Sydney

A breakfast event will also be held in Canberra on Tuesday 10 February at  The Realm Hotel.

RSVP for the Canberra event here

 

 

 

 

 



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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.