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

Understanding your energy bill - Webinar 7 March

Take control of your energy costs, join OEH and a team of energy saving experts for a free and informative webinar.

CitySwitch Perth: WALGA at ONE70

CitySwitch Perth: WALGA at ONE70

22 May, 2015

Join CitySwitch Perth to find out more about energy efficient building technologies, grid-connect solar PV systems, and the Western Australian electricity market and join a site tour of The Western Australian Local Government Association’s  (WALGA) ONE70 building which has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star – Office Design V3 certified rating.

Perth event: Energy cut & business networking session

Perth event: Energy cut & business networking session

1 Apr, 2015

City of Perth is hosting this free networking and support event for businesses and signatories to find out more about the economic benefits of energy efficiency with guest speaker Jon Dee.

Earth Hour

Earth Hour

28 Mar, 2015

Get your business involved with these six tips for businesses to engage with Earth Hour in 2015.

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

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

24 Feb, 2015

Small to medium businesses are invited to attend the Clean Energy Council's launch of a new guide to improving electricity use in business. The guide looks at solutions to better manage electricity demand and costs. 

Sydney: National Energy Efficiency Conference 2014

Sydney: National Energy Efficiency Conference 2014

11 - 12 Nov, 2014

This annual conference brings together leaders and experts to explore the latest Australian and global thinking about saving energy with speakers, workshops, case studies and technical sessions showcasing the latest developments in commercial building efficiency, HVAC&R, lighting controls, energy audits and quality assurance and more.

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.

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.

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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.