CitySwitch Awards

CitySwitch signatories are part of a vision to positively influence widespread market transformation within the business community in relation to office energy and waste efficiency. CitySwitch is proud to recognise signatories through its annual Awards initiative.

The CitySwitch National Awards showcase signatories that have demonstrated outstanding environmental leadership, with recognition provided to those who have improved, maintained or achieved their NABERS Energy tenancy and have reported significant energy savings. Signatories are judged at a state level across a number of categories, with winners from each state going into the running for National awards for Signatory of the Year, New Signatory of the Year and Partnership of the Year.

Award events are held in each participating CitySwitch capital city, celebrating state winners and these end of year events are also an opportunity to hear about the collective program achievements, showcase those signatories that have reached a 4 star (and above) energy rating and come together with fellow business leaders.


2015 Award Winners

Congratulations to all our winners below. Find out why they won here
National Winners

National Signatory of the Year - Western Australian Local Government Association
National New Signatory of the Year - Allens
Partnership of the Year National Award - Government of Western Australia Housing Authority and Curtin University

State Winners – NSW

State Signatory of the Year  (under 2000 sqm)  - WT Sustainability
State Signatory of the Year (over 2000 sqm) - Aurecon
State New Signatory of the Year - Bupa
State Partnership of the Year Award - 59-61 Goulburn Street - NSW Office of Environment & Heritage and Colliers International

State Winners - Victoria

State Signatory of the Year  (under 2000 sqm)  - TANK
State Signatory of the Year (over 2000 sqm) - Transport Accident Commission
State New Signatory of the Year - Allens
State Partnership of the Year Award - NAB and The GPT Group

State Winners - Western Australia   

State Signatory of the Year  (under 2000 sqm)  - Western Australian Local Government Association
State Signatory of the Year (over 2000 sqm) - RAC
State New Signatory of the Year - Allens
State Partnership of the Year Award - Government of Western Australia Housing Authority and Curtin University

State Winners - South Australia   

State Signatory of the Year  (under 2000 sqm)  - Knight Frank 
State Signatory of the Year (over 2000 sqm) - Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc.


The CitySwitch National Awards recognise leading signatories that have demonstrated outstanding environmental leadership.

Award categories

CitySwitch signatory achievements are awarded across a number of categories both on a local and national level.

  • State Signatory of the Year (under 2000sqm)
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  • State Signatory of the Year (over 2000sqm)
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  • State Partnership of the Year
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  • State New Signatory of the Year
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  • National New Signatory of the Year
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  • National Signatory of the Year
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  • National Partnership of the Year
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2015 CitySwitch Judging Panel

> Jorge Chapa, Executive Director - Green Star
   Green Building Council Australia

> Felicity Wilson, Deputy Executive Director NSW
   Property Council of Australia
> Shauna Coffey, Policy and Advocacy Manager
   Energy Efficiency Council

> Peter Nattrass, CitySwitch Steering Committee
   Adelaide City Council 

Eligibility and judging criteria

Signatories will be judged for the Awards based on information submitted within their progress report, with points allocated based on the judging criteria. The eligibility criteria for each award category must also be met.

View the eligibility and judging criteria

Past Award winners

Find out more about our past CitySwitch award winners and the various initiatives they have implemented for improved environmental sustainability.

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.