CitySwitch rating discount

NSW Office of Environment & Heritage Administration Fee - Discount Vouchers



The NSW Office of Environment & Heritage (OEH) has reduced the administration fee charged for NABERS Energy tenancy and whole building ratings carried out by or on behalf of CitySwitch Signatories. Under the arrangement all CitySwitch Signatories  are eligible to claim a 50 per cent discount on the OEH administration fee, a saving of $566 including GST.

As of 1 July 2014, CitySwitch Signatories with tenancies under 1000m2 can no longer claim both the CitySwitch Signatory 50 per cent discount and the NABERS Small Tenancy 50 per cent discount for offices under 1000 sqm on the NABERS rating administration fee.

Distribution of Discount Vouchers

CitySwitch Program Managers supply Signatories with a voucher:

  • upon joining the program; and 
  • leading up to the annual CitySwitch Progress Reporting period held around November each year.

How to apply for the discount

  1. The tenant must provide the NABERS Accredited Assessor with the CitySwitch Discount Voucher (which is valid for NABERS Energy ratings only) at the time the rating is undertaken.
  2. The voucher must be an original that has been signed by a CitySwitch Program Manager.
  3. The NABERS Accredited Assessor must sign the voucher and attach it to the ‘Application for Accredited Performance Rating and Certificate’ form before it is lodged with OEH.
  4. When lodging the rating application online, the NABERS Accredited Assessor must advise that the rating is being performed for a CitySwitch Signatory by ticking 'yes' to the question ‘Is this rating performed for CitySwitch?’. OEH will not be liable for refunding fees retrospectively once an application has been processed, regardless of CitySwitch status.

Note, this discount only applies to tenancies and whole buildings that are committed to CitySwitch.



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Local council NABERS rebate

Nabers For a limited time, organisations signing up to CitySwitch within the cities of Sydney, Willoughby, Perth, Adelaide and all across Victoria can apply for financial assistance towards the cost of their NABERS Energy rating.

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Resources

Case study: KPMG Australia and sustainability

This case study discusses how KPMG is embedding corporate sustainability in its organisation.

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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.