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

National Energy Efficiency Forum – 6 March, Sydney

 Join the Energy Efficiency Coucil and a panel of international experts for a one day forum exploring Australia's energy challenges in a global context. 

Sydney Rides Business Challenge

Sydney Rides Business Challenge

22 Feb - 20 March, 2016

Get your office involved in the four-week challenge to get more staff riding bikes. Join hundreds of  businesses who are championing Sydney’s bike-riding boom creating healthier, happier and more productive workforces.

Sydney workshop: Go e-waste free

Sydney workshop: Go e-waste free

25 Mar, 2015

This free workshop for business and government will help identify your e-waste issues and how to solve them as well as how to setup user-friendly reuse and recycling within your workplace.

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.

Sustainable Design Principles Event (SDPE)

Sustainable Design Principles Event (SDPE)

11 Sept, 2014

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.

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.

2XEP Forum Sydney: Doubling Energy Productivity

2XEP Forum Sydney: Doubling Energy Productivity

Attend this two day conference in Sydney to explore opportunities for energy productivity, network with the leaders of the Australian economy and engage with policy makers.

Green Cities

Transitioning from a green economy to a blue economy

Colour without pigment, metals without mining and fresh air without filters.  Is this the future of the Blue Economy? As part of this year's Green Cities, entrepreneur, author and activist Gunter Pauli argues that while we set our sights on a ‘green economy’, many green solutions are a case of doing less bad, rather than doing good.

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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.