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

Webinars: How to get people on board to help drive organisational change

Webinar one: Thursday, 21 May 2015
Time: 12.30pm – 1.15pm (EST)

Webinar two: Thursday, 28 May 2015
Time: 12.30pm – 1.15pm (EST)

CitySwitch signatories are invited to take part in this exclusive two-part webinar series designed to help improve your understanding of the key influences of human behaviour and provide you with practical tips for implementing successful staff engagement programs.

 

These free lunchtime training sessions designed specifically for CitySwitch signatories, will be delivered by award winning not-for-profit Australian environmental consulting and training provider Green Steps, from the Monash Sustainability Institute. Participation is available for CitySwitch signatories only.
 

 

Webinar one
Staff engagement: two steps to create change

Before pressing print on your switch-off campaign posters or sending out details of your new staff competition, there are a few things you need to know about when it comes to human behavior that will help you design and implement the most effective staff engagement activities within your organisation..

This first webinar will give you insight into:

  • What influences the way we behave?
  • How to create the ‘ask’ when it comes to sustainability actions
  • How to talk to staff and understand their drivers
  • Engagement resources and tools to help get people on board.

 

Webinar one: Thursday, 21 May 2015
Time: 12.30pm – 1.15pm (EST)
Please click here to register.
 

Webinar two
Join the club: how to use green teams as an effective way to engage your staff

You’ve got the venue, the muffins are fresh and you have room full of engaged staff wanting to make a difference. So now what?

Participants will leave this workshop with an understanding of:

  • The sad but true story of green teams – from excitement to extinction
  • What gives a green team purpose?
  • What support does a green team need?
  • A green team is for life, not just Christmas! How to manage green teams over time.

Webinar two: Thursday, 28 May 2015
Time: 12.30pm – 1.15pm (EST)
Please click here to register.

 

 

Registration is only available to CitySwitch signatories and details to access the webinar will be sent on confirmation of registration.

 

 

 




 

 

 

 



 

 

 



This Activity received funding from the Department of Industry as part of the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program. The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.



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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.