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.

Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a global movement and an annual event that provides resources and ideas to help you (and millions of others around the world) reduce single-use plastic waste everyday. 

Built Environment Summit

Built Environment Summit

Melbourne and Sydney Events coming up.  Keen to get out meeting and greeting in real life!  The Built Environment Summit can be attended face to face or online through the live webcast. 

The Built Environment Summit in Melbourne is on 10th September, and the Sydney event is on 12th October.  
 

Past events

Sustainable Design Principles Event (SDPE) 2015



Thursday 10 September, 6 - 9pm
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, 14 Ultimo Road, Haymarket

 
Sustainable Design Principles Event (SDPE) brings together information and projects to inspire you in your quest for better buildings. The event provides an avenue for designers, architects and the building industry to engage with and discover new sustainable products and learn about the sustainable future of our world through key commercial and residential projects.

This year, SDPE 2015 focuses on the UTS Dr Chau Chak Wing Building by Gehry Partners, looks at its sustainability, its challenges and how it will function as a space for the development of knowledge and ideas, serving the community for decades to come.

The event line up includes;

WELCOME Eminè Mehmet, Founder of SDPE & Global Sustainability Ambassador

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Danielle McCartney Manager, Sustainability, University of Technology, Sydney

MC’s Barry Du Bois of The Living Room & Peter Colquhoun of Great Australian Sandcastles and Better Homes and Gardens

PANEL DISCUSSION Danielle McCartney - University of Technology Sydney, Ray Favetti - Favetti Group of Companies, Cathy Inglis - Brickworks & Stephen Giblett - Aecom

COST $35 includes GST 20% of all ticket sales will go to the Foundation For National Parks & Wildlife

DOOR PRIZE A personal tour for 5 people of The UTS Dr Chau Chak Wing Building by Gehry Partners 

This Event Has Been Recognised By The GBCA for 2 CPD Points

Tickets

Tickets and more information available at www.sdpe.com.au

 

CitySwitch is a proud supporting partner of SDPE 2015.




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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.