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

Property Council of Australia's building services industry update

Date: Wednesday 21 August 2013
Time: 4pm for 4.30 - 6.00pm
Venue: Gadens Lawyers, Level 16, 77 Castlereagh Street, SYDNEY

Industry experts will provide an update on the latest developments across the building services sector for LED lighting, WH&S and safety in design, building services and operational guidelines, along with energy efficiency.

*** Note CitySwitch Signatories are entitled to a 50 per cent discount to this event. ***

Join industry experts as they bring you up-to-date with the latest developments in the sector:

LED Lighting – LED technology has come of age, but is it all it’s cracked up to be? When and whereshould it be used? What should you be mindful of?

WH&S and Safety in Design – Recent changes have put individuals in the firing line and hiding behind your employer is not always an option, so what do you need to know to protect yourself?

Energy Efficiency – Changes to NABERS rules for cogen/trigen and the new RICS ‘Leasa’ App – what do they mean for building owners and what should you be doing now to deliver a better energy outcome?

Building Services and Operational Guidelines – This valuable reference document is being updated to reflect industry best practice and changes in the regulatory environment, so learn how to best manager your property as we prepare to launch the 2013 edition.

For more information download the event flyer >

To claim your 50% CitySwitch Signatory discount contact the event registrar, Rhiarn Freeman on 9033 1900 or at rfreeman@propertyoz.com.au



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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.