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

Sustainable Design Principles Event (SDPE)

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.

Event details:

Date: Thursday 11 September 2014
Time: 6.00pm (for a 6.30pm start) - 9.00pm
Venue: The Red Room, 99 York Street Sydney
Topic: Use & Application of Sustainable Materials to Commercial & Residential Projects.

Speakers

Welcome
City of Sydney Independent Team Councillor, Jenny Green

Opening
Anita Mitchell, Lend Lease General Manager, Sustainability Barangaroo South  and Darryl Stuckey, Sustainability Analyst, Lend Lease Design
Topic: Barangaroo South strategy update and discussion on the sustainable materials used.

Keynote
Chris Knierim, Managing Director, Designer Constructions Group
Topic: The sustainable aspects, challenges and materials used on his international award winning Forest Lodge ECO Home.

The event is registered for the Green Building Council of Australia & Design Institute of Australia CPD Program. Attendees registered for 2 GBCA CPD Points & 4 DIA CPD Points.

For more information and to register to attend visit sdpe.com.au

Tickets are free however registration is essential.

CitySwitch is a proud supporting partner of SDPE.

 



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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.

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