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.

New Partnership Award recognises cross-industry collaboration

New Partnership Award recognises cross-industry collaboration

CitySwitch has expanded its recognition of environmental excellence with a newly announced Partnership Award as part of this year's national program awards.

This new category aims to showcase cross-industry collaboration and calls for submissions for projects that show leadership in working with industry stakeholders for increased sustainability outcomes.

Grant boost to help more businesses save on energy

Grant boost to help more businesses save on energy

Thanks to a major cash injection from the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program, CitySwitch can now bring carbon-cutting benefits to office-based businesses Australia-wide.

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.

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Why CitySwitch is hopepunk in action

Why CitySwitch is hopepunk in action

“Climate strike” may have been picked by Collins Dictionary as its word of the year. But I think another contender –“hopepunk” – best captures the spirit of CitySwitch and our achievements in 2019. The need for hopepunk – a movement that celebrates the pursuit of positive aims in the face of adversity – has never been more real.

Solar loan program shapes a better world

Solar loan program shapes a better world

Arup’s interest-only solar loans encourage employees to join the 100% renewable revolution and shape a better world, says the firm’s Regional Corporate Communications Manager, Lisa Gardner.

How to up the ante on energy efficiency through NABERS Co-Assess

How to up the ante on energy efficiency through NABERS Co-Assess

The Better Buildings Cup has helped the tenant community at 100 St Georges Terrace in Perth to up the ante on energy efficiency and achieve one of the first NABERS Co-Assess ratings.

CitySwitch awards celebrate sustainability superstars

CitySwitch awards celebrate sustainability superstars

Just one year ago, no one at comparison site Finder was responsible for driving the company’s sustainability agenda. A year later, Finder is the CitySwitch National New Signatory of the Year.

Collaboration drives collective impact

Collaboration drives collective impact

The change we need will to tackle our trickiest problems will be led and delivered by people.

War on Waste team seeking cast for new doco

War on Waste team seeking cast for new doco

The team behind the War on Waste is working on a new ABC documentary that will focus on Australia's role in climate change.

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