• CitySwitch Perth: WA Government focus group

    28 January, 2015

    Public sector tenancies are invited to join this workshop to investigate the value of a focus group that specifically discusses the barriers, ambitions, successes and / or challenges of resource saving initiatives within the public sector in Western Australia.




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  • BCO Guide to improving the environmental performance of offices

    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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  • Case Study: WT Sustainability

    WTS took the opportunity, when fitting out their new office in North Sydney, to use in-house expertise and knowledge in integrating sustainable design and construction practice and initiatives. They successfully achieved their goal of a 6 Star NABERS Energy tenancy rating and now have an energy consumption level of 78 per cent less than a typical office.


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  • CitySwitch Sydney: Culture eats strategy for breakfast

    Find out how to leverage organisational culture to drive sustainability and inspire and motivate your company to be active and successful in creating a high performing and healthy workspace. Key speakers include Sustainability at Work, MindShare, City of Sydney and AMP.


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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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  • CitySwitch Perth: Sustaining energy efficient behaviours & RAC ...

    Hear from RAC - National Signatory of the Year Award winner in 2012 and 2013  about their successful behaviour change initiatives and find out from Greensense how technology can support sustained behaviour change. RAC will also lead a tour of their West Perth headquarters to showcase behaviour change in action.




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  • CitySwitch Adelaide: Reducing operating costs through CitySwitch ...

    Find out how the CitySwitch program can set your company on the path to organisational sustainability as well as hear about a proposed finance mechanism to help both building owners and tenants improve their energy efficiency and improve their bottom line at this free breakfast event.




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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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  • Webinar: cutting through the lighting technology jargon

    Working out where to begin with lighting upgrades can quickly become an overwhelming prospect from choosing products to funding and implementation. This free three-part lighting webinar series helps get the most out of your office lighting retrofit.


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  • BCO Guide to improving the environmental performance of offices

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  • The Tenant & Landlords Guide to Happiness: ebook

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    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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