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.

Seminar and building tour - Australian Nursing and Midwifery...

Seminar and building tour - Australian Nursing and Midwifery...

CitySwitch signatory, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Vic Branch), are hosting a seminar and building tour at their Melbourne head office.

Past events

Perth: Launch - CEC Guide to improving electricity use in your business

Tuesday 24 February 2015
1.30 - 3.30pm
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCI), 180 Hay Street, East Perth

Enhancing the flexibility and resilience of Australia’s electricity distribution systems for the future.

The Clean Energy Council, in conjunction with experts in energy use for small to medium enterprise businesses, are launching a new Guide to improving electricity use in your business which looks at solutions for you to better manage your electricity demand and costs.

Funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) the guide provides practical advice on how to better understand your electricity consumption. By looking closely at options such as energy efficiency, solar power, device switching and electricity tariffs the guide will show you how to take actions to reduce the operating costs of your business.

Every business is unique. The guide explains how, as a business owner, you can understand the electricity consumption of your small-medium business and identify the most practical solutions for your particular case. These solutions will help your business operate more efficiently than your competitors by saving energy and money while reducing your business’ impact on the environment.

Who should attend: Small-medium business owners from all sectors should attend this launch.

Speakers at the launch event will provide a detailed summary of the guide and present a case study from a business which has successfully made savings by changing their electricity use.

Speakers include:

Tom Butler from the Clean Energy Council
Chris Blanksby from Entura -
Small business case study

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This event is part of the Future Proofing in Australia’s Electricity Distribution Industry (FPDI) project, a collaborative initiative involving the Clean Energy Council, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Clean Energy Council members and other key stakeholders. The extensive project, led by the Clean Energy Council, aims to enhance the flexibility and resilience of Australia’s electricity systems for the future.





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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.