Greening your Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

Greening your Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can account for up to 65% of an office's energy use. Get an introduction to greening your office ICT including practical actions and start the conversation with your ICT department to find out how your organisation can work together to achieve greater energy and cost savings.

Fifth Estate ebook - Green ICT

Fifth Estate ebook - Green ICT

How much energy are your computers and office equipment using? What effect does all that equipment have on your office cooling bill? What’s happening to all your old equipment? And how green are the data centres your business depends upon?

This free Green ICT ebook aims to help clear up some of these questions and provide some simple solutions to make sure your ICT is running as efficiently as possible.

CitySwitch Energy Audit Toolkits

This Energy Audit Toolkit set has been developed to assist non-technical or semi-technical energy managers in small to medium organisations identify actions to improve energy efficiency through the use of a simple but detailed audit checklist and develop plans for implementing energy efficiency actions.

Energy Star

The ENERGY STAR is a voluntary label that indicates excellent energy performance for computers, monitors, printers and whitegoods. Products with the label are third-party certified based on laboratory testing.

Top tips for working paper free

Hear from one City of Sydney green champion about how she approached the challenge of going paper-free in the office including useful apps and other resources.

Energy efficiency certification scheme

This certification scheme offered by the Energy Efficiency Council certifies professionals that can lead comprehensive energy retrofits of commercial buildings. Certification helps building owners and managers find professionals they can trust and provides a benchmark for energy efficiency professionals.

Computer Audit Tool

A simple Computer Energy Management tool, developed by CitySwitch. Click to download a Microsoft Office Excel spreadsheet that makes it easy to calculate the greenhouse and financial impact of computers left on overnight.

Data centre energy audit subsidies

The NSW Energy Saver program is offering eligible businesses a 50% subsidy for Data Centre Energy audits when combined with a NABERS Data Centre rating to help businesses identify opportunities for improvement and cost savings.

Allocating Data Center Energy Costs and Carbon to IT Users

An overview of measuring energy cost and allocate carbon emissions by Schneider Electric. It is both easy and inexpensive for any data center to get started regardless of size or age.

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CitySwitch heroes celebrated at the Sustainable Living Festival in...

CitySwitch heroes celebrated at the Sustainable Living Festival in...

Five CitySwitch signatories are being celebrated for their environmental leadership and excellence, with 15 large scale posters on trees across the city centre.

CitySwitch National Award winners announced

CitySwitch National Award winners announced

CBRE was awarded National Signatory of the Year and New Signatory of the Year was awarded to Echo Entertainment Group. A collaboration between City of Greater Geelong - Future Proofing Geelong,  Ryrie Centre Property and the 12 companies occupying 235 & 237 Ryrie Street, Geelong was awarded CitySwitch Partnership of the Year in recognition of their development of the first two CitySwitch vertical communities in regional Victoria.

CitySwitch NSW & ACT Award winners announced

CitySwitch NSW & ACT Award winners announced

Congratulations to all the NSW & ACT state award winners announced at the awards night at the Mint in Sydney.

CitySwitch Green Office awards now open

CitySwitch Green Office awards now open

Businesses are being encouraged to enter the CitySwitch Green Office national awards, which recognise sustainability leadership and carbon pollution savings.

The Awards are open to existing CitySwitch signatories in the Signatory and Partnership of the Year categories and new signatories signing up to the program before the cut-off date on 15 October will be in the running for the New Signatory of the Year award.

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.

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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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