Past Events

CitySwitch National Awards

Join us in celebrating the signatory sustainability champions delivering environmental excellence and raising the benchmark for business sustainability practice in Australia.

CitySwitch awards

CitySwitch awards

Save the date for the CitySwitch NSW and National award to be held on 20 November.

Circular economy with materials in mind

Circular economy with materials in mind

An event that will bring together individuals, businesses and the public sector to collaborate, share ideas and celebrate sustainable and circular economy solutions.

Circular economy with materials in mind

Circular economy with materials in mind

An event that will bring together individuals, businesses and the public sector to collaborate, share ideas and celebrate sustainable and circular economy solutions

CitySwitch building tour: ANZ Centre - 833 Collins St Docklands

CitySwitch building tour: ANZ Centre - 833 Collins St Docklands

Come along to a building tour on Tuesday 17 September from 10:30am-12:00pm.

Energy Buyers’ PPA Training Bootcamp Melbourne

Energy Buyers’ PPA Training Bootcamp Melbourne

This scenario-based workshop will guide participants on how to run a renewable energy PPA procurement process.

CitySwitch Cafe Series -Think Beyond the Bin

CitySwitch Cafe Series -Think Beyond the Bin

Join us for our next CitySwitch Cafe series as we think Beyond the Bin for solutions for better resource recovery.

Towards a Low Carbon Business

Towards a Low Carbon Business

At this forum you will hear from leading organisations about their drivers for being carbon neutral, followed by a workshop with practical guidance and support.

Towards a Low Carbon Business

Towards a Low Carbon Business

At this forum you will hear from leading organisations about their drivers for being carbon neutral, followed by a workshop with practical guidance and support.

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Collaboration drives collective impact

Collaboration drives collective impact Sep 2, 2019

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



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CitySwitch Signatory of the Year and New Signatory Awards - category judging criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 28 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 10 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 10 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points).
Note, new Signatories submitting for New Signatory of the Year Award need only complete an indicative rating – all other submissions must be accredited.

CitySwitch Partnership of the Year Award - category judging criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Submitted projects should:

  • Involve more than one registered company 
  • Demonstrate that they are  innovative and over and above “business as usual”
  • Demonstrate that they catalyse “market transformation” and or “address a market barrier”
  • Deliver a reduction in energy consumption and carbon emissions within the built environment 

Judging Criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 14 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 17 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 17 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points)
  • The submitting entity MUST be a CitySwitch Signatory
Note, Signatories submitting for the Partnership of the Year Award may submit an accredited NABERS tenancy, whole building or base building rating.

It’s easy and free to join the program. Your good-will commitment to the program is an acknowledgement of the business sector’s role in
contributing to environmental sustainability and your intention to reduce your own energy consumption and associated carbon emissions.

As part of this, Signatories to the program commit to achieve an accredited NABERS Energy tenancy rating (between 4 and 6 stars) and
work with CitySwitch to improve their tenancy’s environmental performance.

Find out more about how obtaining a NABERS Energy rating ensures you can benchmark your performance, better manage your progress
over time and promote your star rating achievement.