Looking to get started on your sustainability journey but not sure where to start? Look no further as we have done the hard work for you. These beginner guides will give you the tips, tricks and advice to get you started.
More than three billion disposable coffee cups are produced every year in Australia, with the majority ending up in landfill.
Lighting upgrades can be relatively straightforward and offer rapid returns on investment, ongoing operational savings, and reduced maintenance.
Computers and office equipment such as printers and photocopiers can contribute between 30 and 55 per cent of office energy use.
The CitySwitch Green Office program approaches health and wellness in the office by looking at how the built elements of an office detract or contribute to human health, wellbeing, and productivity, and what we can do to thrive in our offices.
For tenants to improve Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Office greening or biophilic design can be achieved by various means including indoor plants, views of flora and fauna (both live and in pictures), green walls and roof top gardens.
Manage waste using the waste hierarchy: avoidance is most preferable, then re-use, recyclability, recovery, then lastly disposal.
Even though installing solar PV or battery storage is often beyond the control of tenants, there are still ways tenants can control the type of energy consumed in their office.
A number of efficiency measures rely on staff changing their habits and behaviours at work.
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Submitted projects should:
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.