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Why choose a high-performing building

Why choose a high-performing building

An indicative estimate of the financial benefits of high-performing buildings, in terms of electricity saved, reduced absenteeism, retention and productivity.

Indoor comfort and temperature set-points

Indoor comfort and temperature set-points

Adjusting the temperature set-point of the building to better match the weather can make significant energy savings and keep people comfortable

How tenants can influence heating and cooling

Tenants can support and improve their building manager's heating and cooling performance in a number of ways

Resolution of office lease disputes

Resolution of office lease disputes

With a green lease in place, a collaborative and cooperative approach is taken to dispute resolution.
Loans and leases for office energy efficiency

Loans and leases for office energy efficiency

Several financing models can help businesses obtain upfront capital for energy savings that can be paid back over time.

Using a building management committee

Using a building management committee

Effective implementation of an Energy Action Plan is usually achieved through a building management committee.

Implementing an energy management plan

Implementing an energy management plan

Typically, a green lease is accompanied by an Energy Management Plan which provides a structure for the lease and instructs how it will be implemented for the duration of the tenancy.

Overview of financing for office upgrades

Many innovative financing models are available for sustainable office upgrades from grants, loans, leases and certificate schemes

Office relocation: best practice leasing

Office relocation: best practice leasing

Find out the what, why and how of 'green leasing', including a list of key elements for a green lease and short explanatory videos.

Latest Case Studies

Case Study: Viridis

Case Study: Viridis

Viridis, a small design agency closely involved their team in choosing a new office to match their sustainability principles, and closely monitored electricity loads. By giving staff more control over equipment and using daylight and fresh air they cut thousands off energy bills and enhanced staff well-being.

Case Study: Tank Branding

Case Study: Tank Branding

After taking steps to improve the energy efficiency of their office, see how Tank calculated and offset their remaining emissions to become carbon neutral, including going beyond the boundaries of the office, by taking into account the company’s emissions in relation to activities such as flights and vehicle usage.

Case Study: Ozwide Group

Case Study: Ozwide Group

Ozwide completed an energy assessment on their new office and with the help of CitySwitch identified a number of areas that they could improve on including upgrading lighting which resulted in a 60% reduction in energy bills and installing an energy meter to monitor and drive a staff education and behaviour change program.

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