• Slide Deck: Best practice leasing event

    Slides from the CitySwitch event held for signatories in Sydney: Sharing the love - Tenant and Landlord Guide to Happiness providing insight to help tenants get the lease that makes sustainability happen.



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  • CitySwitch Sydney: Sharing the love - Tenant and Landlord Guide to ...

    25 Feb, 2015

    How to get the lease that makes sustainability happen.

    Join this free Café Series event to find about more about green or best practices leases, how to get one and an industry case study from both a tenant and landlord perspective.




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  • Toolkit: Fostering vertical communities

    This CitySwitch toolkit shows how to set up a vertical community in commercial building, where tenants work together on shared sustainability goals. The kit includes step-by-step advice, plus a template agreement between parties, meeting agendas and KPIs.


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  • The Tenants and Landlords Guide to Happiness (chapter 7)

    Source: The Fifth Estate

    This latest chapter is a massive wake up call to the myth that all things new and shiny are good. It lifts the veil on one of the true scandals of the property world – one of waste and landfill, leaving a trail of toxic chemicals, expense and depleted resources in its wake.

    Meet the people who want to bring a cool rational eye to this process and reinvent it to make sense, in better materials, recycling, better leasing practices and lower costs. All those things that add up to sustainable practice.




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  • WWF-Australia: Built environment sustainability through tenancy ...

    WWF will share their journey of applying a 'best practice' approach to their Sydney head office relocation. Learn from their experience with implementing a green lease, the influence that the CitySwitch Green Office program had on their fit-out and piloting the new Green Star Interiors tool.


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  • The Tenant & Landlords Guide to Happiness: ebook

    This e-book explores opportunities for improved collaboration and sustainable outcomes between commercial tenants and landlords. Produced by The Fifth Estate in partnership with Sydney's Better Buildings Partnership, it reveals opportunities for an improved leasing process.


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  • Overview of the commercial building disclosure program

    The Commercial Building Disclosure program provides mandatory performance ratings for offices, in the form of BEECs (Building Energy Efficiency Certificates).


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  • Fact Sheet: Why choose a high performing building

    A business case scenario showing how best practice indoor office environments can create savings above those from energy bills. A good building makes healthy and happy staff and improves their productivity.




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  • Green Leasing Page - Australasian Procurement and Construction Council

    The National Green Leasing Policy sets out the principles for a collaborative relationship between  government tenants and building owners. This set of 18 Fact Sheets is produced by the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council.




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    A guide by the British Council for Offices providing methods to measure building performance, occupant satisfaction, case studies and more. The report says that high performance can create productivity improvements that swamp utilities costs.


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    This certification scheme offered by the Energy Efficiency Council certifies professionals that can lead comprehensive energy retrofits of commercial buildings. Certification helps building owners and managers find professionals they can trust and provides a benchmark for energy efficiency professionals.


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  • Explainer: Green Star and NABERS Ratings

    How are Green Star, NABERS used in office tenancies? Currently these two voluntary national accreditation programs exist to measure and report on environmental performance of office tenancies and assist in guiding best practice office fit-outs, and they can be complementary.


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  • Claiming Energy Savings Certificates ('Eskis')'

    NSW businesses can improve the rate of return on investment for projects by claiming Energy Savings Certificates (aka 'Eskis') which are redeemable for cash based using NABERS ratings as evidence of savings.


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  • The Tenant & Landlords Guide to Happiness: ebook

    This e-book explores opportunities for improved collaboration and sustainable outcomes between commercial tenants and landlords. Produced by The Fifth Estate in partnership with Sydney's Better Buildings Partnership, it reveals opportunities for an improved leasing process.


    Read more
  • Fact Sheet: Why choose a high performing building

    A business case scenario showing how best practice indoor office environments can create savings above those from energy bills. A good building makes healthy and happy staff and improves their productivity.




    Read more
  • Green Lease Lifecycle Tool

    A comprehensive online tool which outlines each step of the leasing process, providing information on who to engage, when to engage them and importantly the key expectations, issues and resources to consider along the way. Produced by the Better Buildings Partnership.


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  • Green Lease Guides

    Tenants Guide to Green Leases (19 pages) and a Handbook for leasing advisors to incorporate green lease provisions (60 pages) created by the Australian government.




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