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.

TFX2020 - October 2020

TFX2020 - October 2020

Engage with leaders in the FM industry and discover where Smart Spaces support impactful decisions and smarter choices at TFX 2020. 

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.

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.

Webinar: Solar Energy for your Business - VECCI

Learn about the business case for solar, challenges and potential barriers, what questions to ask and how solar may improve your bottom line in this free webinar hosted by the Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI).

WWF-Australia: Built environment sustainability through tenancy...

WWF-Australia: Built environment sustainability through tenancy...

WWF will share their journey of applying a 'best practice' approach to their Sydney head office relocation. Learn from their experience with implementing a green lease, the influence that the CitySwitch Green Office program had on their fit-out and piloting the new Green Star Interiors tool.

CitySwitch Adelaide: Reducing operating costs through CitySwitch...

Find out how the CitySwitch program can set your company on the path to organisational sustainability as well as hear about a proposed finance mechanism to help both building owners and tenants improve their energy efficiency and improve their bottom line at this free breakfast event.

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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.