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  • CitySwitch webinar: MAC curve training

    19 Nov, 2014

    Join this free introductory webinar to find out how the newly developed CitySwitch Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) curve tool tool can be used to help your organisation save energy and money, and to take away some of the confusion when prioritising potential sustainability projects.




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  • Sydney: National Energy Efficiency Conference 2014

    11 - 12 Nov, 2014

    This annual conference brings together leaders and experts to explore the latest Australian and global thinking about saving energy with speakers, workshops, case studies and technical sessions showcasing the latest developments in commercial building efficiency, HVAC&R, lighting controls, energy audits and quality assurance and more.




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  • Webinar: Environmental Upgrade Finance

    10 & 12 Nov, 2014

    This free webinar designed with tenants in mind will provide participants with more information about this innovative type of finance as well as walk through the case studies and example business cases and answer questions.




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  • CitySwitch Perth: Staff engagement - Train-the-trainer

    16 Oct, 2014

    Join this workshop to learn more about the staff engagement toolkits recently produced by CitySwitch and how you can use the resources within your organisation to drive positive change.




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  • CitySwitch Perth: Onsite data/server centres and computing

    9 Oct, 2014

    Signatories and interested potential signatories are invited to join this free workshop to hear from experts from CitySwitch signatories, Wood & Grieve Engineers and Lavan Legal discussing the merits of upgrading existing IT capacities versus transitioning to cloud-based computing.




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  • CitySwitch Brisbane: Energy efficiency 101

    7 Oct, 2014

    Getting started on the journey to improving office performance. - this free workshop will empower you to make informed decisions about energy management in your workplace and tap into the opportunities that exist within your organisation. All signatories and organisations interested in joining the CitySwitch program are welcome to attend.




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  • Sustainable Design Principles Event (SDPE)

    11 Sept, 2014
    This annual Sydney event engages and educates the design and construction industry on sustainable design and products. This years theme is 'Use & Application of Sustainable Materials to Commercial & Residential Projects with key note speaker Chris Knierim, managing director of Designer Constructions Group.


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  • CitySwitch Perth: Activity based working and site tour PwC

    11 Sept, 2014

    When PwC moved into their new office they embarked on a journey to transition from a conventional office layout to the more innovative activity based working design. Signatories are invited to join this event to gain an insight into the organisation’s change management success, how this approach has improved energy efficiency, enhanced wider sustainable outcomes and defined a new workplace standard.




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  • Building Connections – Green Leases and Fitouts

    Aug 14, 2014
    Presented by GBCA, join this Sydney event to find out more about the mutual benefits of creating sustainable tenancies, including greening the fine print of lease agreements and case studies on best practice interior fitouts.


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WWF-Australia's position statement on carbon offsets

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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.