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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New ebook launched: The Tenants & Landlords Guide to Happiness

New ebook launched: The Tenants & Landlords Guide to Happiness

Can better collaboration, shared goals and sustainable outcomes be achieved between commercial tenants and landlords? 

Find out how in the newly launched ebook, The Tenants and Landlords Guide to Happiness produced by The Fifth Estate in partnership with the Better Buildings Partnership.

NABERS rating program expands to New Zealand

The NSW Government has announced that the NABERS program has expanded across the Tasman.The launch of NABERS in New Zealand marks the first time the Australia’s star rating system for offices has been adopted overseas.

RICS launch new energy efficiency tools

RICS launch new energy efficiency tools

RICS launch a new guide, mobile and web tools to help SMEs understand the office leasing process and energy efficiency. An app will help compare energy, occupancy and lighting costs of a space for lease and track energy bills.

NABERS introduces data centre tool

NABERS have announced the launch of their Energy for Data Centres rating tools in response to increasing energy consumption for data processing and storage as a result of the rapidly growing technology sector.

CitySwitch Victoria unveils new round of NABERS rebates

CitySwitch in Victoria has announced continued financial support to help CitySwitch Green Office Signatories. The rebates, up to $9,000 per grant, reflect the cost of obtaining an accredited NABERS rating.

Yarra businesses win national energy efficiency program

City of Yarra businesses, Tract Consultants and GIW Environmental Solutions, are the collective winners of one out of only two National CitySwitch Green Office Awards, capturing the title of ‘2012 National New Signatory of the Year’.

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Resources

Positive Power posters

Positive Power posters

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



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