The Department of Housing showed incredible initiative and perseverance to deliver 91 tonnes of carbon abatement this year. The organisation collaborated closely with CitySwitch, participating in every opportunity provided by the program as well as making extensive use of CitySwitch toolkits, case studies, and other program resources. The Department then applied a range of techniques, including a combination of technological improvement and staff engagement to achieve energy reductions, resulting in savings of 117,135 kWh or $21,000. Initiatives ranged from replacement of the chiller tower and lighting upgrades to internal communications, green volunteer recruitment, and workplace competitions.
Even with restrictions on resource and budget, the Department of Housing sets a high standard. With its comprehensive program of projects and awareness raising initiatives, the signatory has truly embraced the values of CitySwitch.
WA CitySwitch judging panel