CitySwitch Awards

CitySwitch signatories are part of a vision to positively transform the tenancy sector in relation to office sustainability.

The CitySwitch Awards showcase signatories that have demonstrated outstanding environmental leadership, with recognition provided to those who have improved, maintained or achieved their NABERS Energy tenancy or whole building rating 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.

2016 CitySwitch Awards

NSW and National Awards were held at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Thursday 24 November 2016. It was a fantastic opportunity to hear the collective program achievements and showcase signatories who are exceptional sustainability champions.


CitySwitch National Award winners

CitySwitch National Signatory of the Year 2016 - Frasers Property Australia

CitySwitch National Partnership of the Year 2016 -dsquared Consulting and WAX Design

CitySwitch National New Signatory of the Year 2016 - KPMG


CitySwitch state new signatory winners

New South Wales - Marlin Communications

Victoria - KPMG

South Australia - WAX Design

Western Australia - Fiona Stanley Hospital


CitySwitch state partnership winners

New South Wales - Norman Disney & Young and Westpac

Western Australia - Encycle Consulting and Brookfield Property Partners

South Australia - dsquared Consulting and WAX Design


CitySwitch state winners over 2000sqm

New South Wales - State Library of NSW

Victoria - Frasers Property Australia

Western Australia - Government of Western Australia Housing Authority


CitySwitch state winners under 2000sqm

New South Wales - Architectus

South Australia - Savills

Victoria - HESTA

Western Australia - Colliers International


Congratulations to all our 2016 winners. Find out why they won here.

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

Award categories

  • 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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2016 CitySwitch Awards Judging Panel

> Robin Mellon, CEO,
   Supply Chain Sustainability School

> Francesca Muskovic, Policy Manager -  
   Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs,
   Property Council of Australia
> Jorge Chapa, Head of Market Transformation,
   Green Building Council of Australia

> Peter Nattrass, CitySwitch Steering Committee
   Adelaide City Council

Eligibility and judging criteria

Signatories will be judged for the Awards based on information 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

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.