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Renewables webinar: Clean up your energy

Listen to this exclusive webinar designed to improve your understanding of renewables, including installing solar, purchasing renewable energy and carbon offsetting.

This free lunchtime session, created specifically for CitySwitch signatories, was delivered by Moreland Energy Foundation Limited, with a guest speaker from WWF.

Webinar Outline

  • Understanding the steps to becoming a net zero carbon organisation
  • Opportunities for on-site installation
  • Pathways to purchasing renewable energy
  • Principles of carbon offsetting

Moreland Energy Foundation Limited (MEFL)

With more than 15 years’ experience in creating and delivering community energy efficiency and renewable energy services, MEFL is a key player in greater Melbourne climate change and energy policy and action.  Through its social enterprise, Positive Charge, MEFL provides independent advisory services and programs to help households, community groups, schools and businesses to save energy and money.

WWF

With more than 40 years’ experience at an international level, and more than 25 years of operation in Australia, WWF is the world's largest and most influential conservation organisation. WWF aims to transform Australian markets and supply chains, and make sustainability the norm, by creating demand driven change in the Australian energy and carbon market and reduce the impacts of business operations on the environment and climate.




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WWF-Australia's position statement on carbon offsets

WWF-Australia's position statement on carbon offsets Mar 22, 2017
This paper highlights that properly designed and implemented carbon offsets reduce carbon pollution.

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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.