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  • CitySwitch Sydney: Leading by doing

    26 May, 2015

    In this free CitySwitch Cafe Series event, 'Leading by doing - How business can take action in an uncertain policy environment' find out how your business can demonstrate leadership on climate change in the current climate policy environment.




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  • CitySwitch Perth: WALGA at ONE70

    22 May, 2015

    Join CitySwitch Perth to find out more about energy efficient building technologies, grid-connect solar PV systems, and the Western Australian electricity market and join a site tour of The Western Australian Local Government Association’s  (WALGA) ONE70 building which has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star – Office Design V3 certified rating.




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  • Webinars: How to get people on board to help drive organisational ...

    21 - 28 May, 2015
    These free lunchtime training sessions designed specifically for CitySwitch signatories, will be delivered by award winning not-for-profit Australian environmental consulting and training provider Green Steps, from the Monash Sustainability Institute. Participation is available for CitySwitch signatories only.


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  • Adelaide: Selling Sustainability - Steps for creating a compelling ...

    7 May, 2015

    This training sesssion will be useful for signatories who have identified their next steps, and now need to convince management to spend money or time on implementation.




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  • Melbourne: ECO-Buy contracts and tenders training

    5 May, 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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  • Perth event: Energy cut & business networking session

    1 Apr, 2015

    City of Perth is hosting this free networking and support event for businesses and signatories to find out more about the economic benefits of energy efficiency with guest speaker Jon Dee.




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  • Earth Hour

    28 Mar, 2015

    Get your business involved with these six tips for businesses to engage with Earth Hour in 2015.




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  • Sydney workshop: Go e-waste free

    25 Mar, 2015

    This free workshop for business and government will help identify your e-waste issues and how to solve them as well as how to setup user-friendly reuse and recycling within your workplace.




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  • Perth: Walking Rooftop Tour

    19 Mar, 2015

    Join the FMA on the first of its series of walking roof top tours of the Perth CBD, going behind the scenes in some of the city’s most interesting and innovative CBD facilities.




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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.