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  • National Recycling Week

    9 - 15 Nov, 2015

    Planet Ark's National Recycling Week is a great opportunity to get your workplace involved in new or existing recycling programs and engage staff with stage to improve your office sustainability.




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  • Australian Climate Leadership Summit 15 - Sydney

    5 Nov, 2015

    25 days before the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, the Summit will provide a forum for business and government leaders to demonstrate strong climate leadership and help to begin a new climate conversation.




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  • All-Energy Conference - Melbourne

    7 - 8 Oct, 2015

    Free business-to-business conference and networking forum hosted alongside an exhibition showcasing renewable energy, clean energy, sustainable transport and energy efficiency in 2015.




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  • Sustainable Design Principles Event (SDPE) 2015

    10 Sept, 2015

    This year's event focuses on the UTS Dr Chau Chak Wing Building by Gehry Partners, looks at its sustainability, its challenges and how it will function as a space for the development of knowledge and ideas, serving the community for decades to come.




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  • CitySwitch Perth: Metering - Creating visibility and what to do ...

    9 Sept, 2015

    Join CitySwitch Perth for this free event to find out more about metering technologies and how they can empower your organisation’s energy efficiency initiatives.




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  • HotHouse LAB events - Sydney

    5 - 12 August, 2015
    After a year of sell-out sessions in 2014, the series is back at the Powerhouse Museum with a new workshop format designed to help organisations find their green advantage.


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  • CitySwitch: A decade of energy saving in North Sydney

    25 June, 2015

    North Sydney Council and Norman Disney Young invite signatories to a special event marking the 10th Anniversary of CitySwitch in North Sydney. Join us to celebrate the achievements of the program and our signatories.




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  • Adelaide: ECO-Buy contracts and tenders training

    3 June, 2015

    This half day course explores the critical role of contracts and tenders in making sustainable procurement ‘business as usual,’ and how and where you can effectively implement changes into your processes.




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  • Vivid Sydney: Flicking the Switch on Sustainability

    27 May, 2015

    This event will shine a light on the sustainability success stories iwith 10 Banksia Business and Community Award Winners sharing their share vision and innovation with back-to-back lightning talks.




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Latest news

Have your say: EEC energy auditor certification

Sep 5, 2017
The Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) is seeking input from commercial and industrial energy auditing stakeholders.

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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.