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Take control of your office's energy

8 March, 2016

For CitySwitch signatories who are new (or reconnecting) with CitySwitch, and for businesses who are thinking of joining the program, we will step you through the process of doing your own free NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) tenancy energy self-rating.

  • We will supply a computer and an expert who can guide you through the process.
  • Bring along your energy bills from the last 12 months.
Gain confidence and skills so that you can take effective action within your office to save energy, reduce carbon emissions while being financially responsible.

What you will learn

  • How to use the information on your energy bills
  • What an “self-rating” can and can’t do
  • The value of planning to do an accredited NABERS Energy rating of your office
  • How to locate an independent NABERS energy rating professional in Adelaide
  • Information about the rebates which are available from the City of Adelaide
  • Pathways for taking steps in your office to improve your rating to demonstrate that you have reduced your office’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Speakers

Jeff Elliott, Greater Metro Program Manager of CitySwitch, Melbourne

Jeff is an experienced sustainability professional with a career track record in project management, NABERS and CBD assessments, energy auditing, and sustainability policy and planning.

Alison Cusack, CitySwitch Program Manager, City of Adelaide

Alison has worked with the CitySwitch Program Manager for the last 3 years and previously worked in sustainability, planning and infrastructure consulting for 17 years.

Venue: City Library Digital Hub, Level 3, Rundle Place, Rundle Mall, Adelaide (Enter via Francis St - off Rundle Mall or via Da Costa Arcade)

Registration is essential - please RSVP here.



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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.