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.

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.

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CitySwitch YouTube Channel

CitySwitch YouTube Channel

Did you know we have a YouTube Channel?   Our CitySwitch YouTube channel has all our recent webinar recordings, and other relevant videos that may be of interest to those in a commercial office and interested in Sustainability. Check it out. 

Back to the Workplace

Back to the Workplace

CitySwitch recently supported The Fifth Estate with their Back to My Healthy Happy Workplace Masterclass and it was well worth the time. 

Dexus talked through the research they've conducted and their findings will be of interest to anyone working from a commercial office space.  This is our summary of the key points and a link to the webinar to watch it in full. 

 

 

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.

New PPA resources live on the BRC-A Resource Library

New PPA resources live on the BRC-A Resource Library

Announcing the release of two new PPA resources live on the BRC-A Resource Library

Grants now available for NABERS co-assess and waste

Grants now available for NABERS co-assess and waste

We're excited to announce that City of Sydney and City of Adelaide have a number of grants available for signatories in these LGA's.

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