CitySwitch goes state-wide in Victoria

The national CitySwitch program is venturing state-wide with office tenants across Victoria's regional and suburban areas now able to join the program and cut their energy bills along with the nations corporate leaders. 

In Victoria CitySwitch has so far attracted 130 commercial offices representing over 300,000 square metres across existing program partner cities of Melbourne, Port Phillip and Yarra. The program has been helping these commercial office tenants cut their energy use, save money on energy costs and reduce carbon emissions. 

Jeff Elliott, new suburban and Regional Program Manager for CitySwitch in Victoria said he was delighted the program was now available beyond inner Melbourne.

"We have already received great interest in the CitySwitch program from suburban and regional areas. This expansion is perfect timing for commercial office based businesses who want to reduce running costs and minimise the effects of rising electricity prices," Mr Elliott said.

Graham Dangerfield Acting CEO of Baptcare, CitySwitch’s newest suburban and regional Signatory said "As a not-for-profit organisation with a number of suburban and regional office tenancies, we are extremely pleased that we can now access the CitySwitch program and receive support and assistance to achieve our sustainability goals".

Baptcare have made a commitment with CitySwitch to achieve a 5 star NABERS Energy rating on their head office.

CitySwitch participants have free access to advice, tools and templates and CitySwitch specific rebates.The program also hosts exclusive events focusing on training, providing updates on energy related policy and fostering an environment where participants can network.

For more information contact the CitySwitch Suburban and Regional Program Manager Jeff Elliott on (03) 9209 6763 or jelliott@portphillip.vic.gov.au 



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