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.

Accelerate to Net Zero - 8 December

Accelerate to Net Zero - 8 December

Join us on December 8 at City of Adelaide Meeting Hall to discover how your business can make a positive impact.

Past events

CitySwitch Perth: Onsite data/server centres and computing

CitySwitch Perth: Onsite data/server centres and computing

9 Oct, 2014

Signatories and interested potential signatories are invited to join this free workshop to hear from experts from CitySwitch signatories, Wood & Grieve Engineers and Lavan Legal discussing the merits of upgrading existing IT capacities versus transitioning to cloud-based computing.

CitySwitch Brisbane: Energy efficiency 101

CitySwitch Brisbane: Energy efficiency 101

7 Oct, 2014

Getting started on the journey to improving office performance. - this free workshop will empower you to make informed decisions about energy management in your workplace and tap into the opportunities that exist within your organisation. All signatories and organisations interested in joining the CitySwitch program are welcome to attend.

Sustainable Design Principles Event (SDPE)

Sustainable Design Principles Event (SDPE)

11 Sept, 2014

This annual Sydney event engages and educates the design and construction industry on sustainable design and products. This years theme is 'Use & Application of Sustainable Materials to Commercial & Residential Projects with key note speaker Chris Knierim, managing director of Designer Constructions Group.

CitySwitch Perth: Activity based working and site tour PwC

CitySwitch Perth: Activity based working and site tour PwC

11 Sept, 2014

When PwC moved into their new office they embarked on a journey to transition from a conventional office layout to the more innovative activity based working design. Signatories are invited to join this event to gain an insight into the organisation’s change management success, how this approach has improved energy efficiency, enhanced wider sustainable outcomes and defined a new workplace standard.

Building Connections – Green Leases and Fitouts

Building Connections – Green Leases and Fitouts

Aug 14, 2014

Presented by GBCA, join this Sydney event to find out more about the mutual benefits of creating sustainable tenancies, including greening the fine print of lease agreements and case studies on best practice interior fitouts.

CitySwitch Adelaide: Effective green teams training

CitySwitch Adelaide: Effective green teams training

Join this interactive workshop to get an understanding of some of the main influencers of human behaviour and critical first steps for successful behaviour change programs. Hear from Mark Boulet from Monash Sustainability Institute who has over 12 years of experience in environmental education and organisational sustainability including the award winning Green Steps program.

CitySwitch Sydney: Culture eats strategy for breakfast

CitySwitch Sydney: Culture eats strategy for breakfast

Find out how to leverage organisational culture to drive sustainability and inspire and motivate your company to be active and successful in creating a high performing and healthy workspace. Key speakers include Sustainability at Work, MindShare, City of Sydney and AMP.

Webinar: Solar Energy for your Business - VECCI

Learn about the business case for solar, challenges and potential barriers, what questions to ask and how solar may improve your bottom line in this free webinar hosted by the Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI).

CitySwitch Perth: Sustaining energy efficient behaviours & RAC...

Hear from RAC - National Signatory of the Year Award winner in 2012 and 2013  about their successful behaviour change initiatives and find out from Greensense how technology can support sustained behaviour change. RAC will also lead a tour of their West Perth headquarters to showcase behaviour change in action.

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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.