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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.

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