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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: Royal Automobile Club WA

Case Study: Royal Automobile Club WA

The Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia was crowned 2012 & 2013 CitySwitch National Signatory of the Year. A clever Resource Energy Efficiency Plan and subsequent marginal cost curve helped prioritise smart investment in technology and active engagement of their employees.

Case Study: Thomson Rossi

Case Study: Thomson Rossi

Adelaide architectural firm and CitySwitch award finalist, Thomson Rossi, share the steps they have taken to reduce office energy bills. Measures include harnessing natural light and air-flow and reducing the need for printing and photocopying by issuing all staff with iPads.

Case Study: PWC

Case Study: PWC

PricewaterhouseCoopers' Darling Park offices in Sydney have undergone one of the largest energy efficiency upgrades to an operating tenancy. The introduction of automated zoned lighting which are only activated when staff are present, has slashed energy use by an impressive 29 per cent.

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