WWF-Australia's position statement on carbon offsets

WWF-Australia's position statement on carbon offsets

This paper highlights that properly designed and implemented carbon offsets reduce carbon pollution.

Offset your carbon

Offset your carbon

Carbon offsetting is an immediate and measurable way for your business to cut emissions.

The Fifth Estate ebook: Renewable Energy

The Fifth Estate ebook: Renewable Energy

In collaboration with CitySwitch, The Fifth Estate has released a free ebook about renewable energy.

Explainer: Carbon offsets and carbon neutral

Carbon offsetting and carbon neutrality have become powerful and credible choices for organisations that are looking to make considerable reductions in their carbon footprint.

Ray Wilson, CEO of Carbon Neutral, one of our CitySwitch signatories, helps to explain these terms and how to get started on the journey to being carbon neutral.

Energy Smart Finance

This equipment leasing program by Low Carbon Australian allows businesses to invest energy efficient technology to future-proof against rising energy costs while reducing carbon emissions. It is operated through accredited vendors.

Reporting on energy savings

Reporting helps recognise the organisation’s achievements and identify the next areas of activity.

The National Carbon Offset Standard

The National Carbon Offset Standard exists to ensure the environmental integrity of the carbon offsets and carbon neutral products available in the Australian voluntary market. It helps consumers to make informed choices and interpret carbon neutral claims.

Low Carbon Grown Plan for Australia

The Low Carbon Growth Plan by Climate Works uses marginal abatement cost curve to estimate of the realistic volume and costs of opportunities to reduce GHG emissions. It shows how all energy efficiency measures are the lowest cost options for business and the economy.

Planning for energy savings

Planning for energy savings

An Energy Action Plan identifies options for operational efficiencies and outlines your priorities and investment needs for a tenancy. The Plan spells out what to do to get more out of office equipment and technology, staff behaviours and base building.

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Celebrating 2013 successes

Celebrating 2013 successes

CitySwitch Signatories have reported on over 650 energy efficiency projects last year with an estimated $8.2 million worth of savings combined and approximately 33,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.

The newly released CitySwitch National Progress Report 2013 showcases the initiatives undertaken and celebrates these collective program achievements.

500th tenancy joins CitySwitch

500th tenancy joins CitySwitch

CitySwitch has signed its 500th office tenant up to the program, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD), reaching a major milestone for the national network of business leaders. 

The DEECD is the most recent signing, committing over 21,000 square meters of office space across four of its East Melbourne offices.

CitySwitch green business leaders garner national plaudits

CitySwitch green business leaders garner national plaudits

Environment-conscious companies earned national recognition last night at the 2013 CitySwitch Green Office Awards for leading the way with energy-efficient buildings and cutting carbon emissions.

The Royal Automobile Club (RAC) of Western Australia took out the top accolade for National Signatory of the Year, reducing its carbon emissions by 242 tonnes a year and electricity consumption by 10 per cent under the national CitySwitch program.

Western Australia green office winners set national benchmark

Western Australia green office winners set national benchmark

The RAC, Western Australia Police and Savills Australia were announced 2013 WA Award winners at yesterday’s annual CitySwitch Progress Report and Awards Ceremony at Council House, recognising outstanding achievements in office energy efficiency.

Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said these signatories have excelled in their commitment to the 'green office' through CitySwitch...

Melbourne business makes a switch to more sustainable habits

Melbourne business makes a switch to more sustainable habits

This year’s CitySwitch Awards were announced to more than 100 leaders from Melbourne’s business community at a ceremony last night, with winners crossing the spectrum, from a major law firm to a community organisation.

Legal firm Norton Rose Fulbright, community organisation Baptcare and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation took out the top accolades as announced by Environment Portfolio Chair Councillor Arron Wood.

Energy milestone of 2 million sqm for switched-on companies

Energy milestone of 2 million sqm for switched-on companies

In a major milestone for switched-on Australian companies, commercial floor space covered by the CitySwitch Green Office program has now topped two million square metres.

The office energy-efficiency program now represents about 12 per cent of all Australia’s CBD office space with the addition of two new Brisbane tenancies for long-standing program member, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

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Positive Power posters

Positive Power posters

Download the Power Positive posters for your office and help to switch to GreenPower.



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