• CitySwitch Perth: WALGA at ONE70

    22 May, 2015

    Join CitySwitch Perth to find out more about energy efficient building technologies, grid-connect solar PV systems, and the Western Australian electricity market and join a site tour of The Western Australian Local Government Association’s  (WALGA) ONE70 building which has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star – Office Design V3 certified rating.




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  • Perth event: Energy cut & business networking session

    1 Apr, 2015

    City of Perth is hosting this free networking and support event for businesses and signatories to find out more about the economic benefits of energy efficiency with guest speaker Jon Dee.




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  • Earth Hour

    28 Mar, 2015

    Get your business involved with these six tips for businesses to engage with Earth Hour in 2015.




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  • Perth: Launch - CEC Guide to improving electricity use in your ...

    24 Feb, 2015

    Small to medium businesses are invited to attend the Clean Energy Council's launch of a new guide to improving electricity use in business. The guide looks at solutions to better manage electricity demand and costs. 




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  • CitySwitch Perth: Onsite data/server centres and computing

    9 Oct, 2014

    Signatories and interested potential signatories are invited to join this free workshop to hear from experts from CitySwitch signatories, Wood & Grieve Engineers and Lavan Legal discussing the merits of upgrading existing IT capacities versus transitioning to cloud-based computing.




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  • CitySwitch Green Office awards now open

    Businesses are being encouraged to enter the CitySwitch Green Office national awards, which recognise sustainability leadership and carbon pollution savings.

    The Awards are open to existing CitySwitch signatories in the Signatory and Partnership of the Year categories and new signatories signing up to the program before the cut-off date on 15 October will be in the running for the New Signatory of the Year award.


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  • Sydney: National Energy Efficiency Conference 2014

    11 - 12 Nov, 2014

    This annual conference brings together leaders and experts to explore the latest Australian and global thinking about saving energy with speakers, workshops, case studies and technical sessions showcasing the latest developments in commercial building efficiency, HVAC&R, lighting controls, energy audits and quality assurance and more.




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  • Smart, green finance delivering efficient buildings in Sydney

    Source: Retrofit Australia

    In June, the City of Sydney signed an Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA) to fund energy efficient lighting, air conditioning and building management system (BMS) upgrades to James’ Hall  in Sydney. Under these agreements tenants provide contributions equal to or less than the savings they make in their utility bills as a result of the upgrade works. These contributions can then be used by the building owner to service the loan repayments and greatly improve the return on investment.  In addition, once the EUA is paid off, the tenants and building owner continue to benefit from reduced utility bills.


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  • CitySwitch Perth: Activity based working and site tour PwC

    11 Sept, 2014

    When PwC moved into their new office they embarked on a journey to transition from a conventional office layout to the more innovative activity based working design. Signatories are invited to join this event to gain an insight into the organisation’s change management success, how this approach has improved energy efficiency, enhanced wider sustainable outcomes and defined a new workplace standard.




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  • CitySwitch Energy Audit Toolkits

    This Energy Audit Toolkit set has been developed to assist non-technical or semi-technical energy managers in small to medium organisations identify actions to improve energy efficiency through the use of a simple but detailed audit checklist and develop plans for implementing energy efficiency actions.


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  • Explainer: Carbon offsets and carbon neutral

    Carbon offsetting and carbon neutrality have become powerful and credible choices for organisations that are looking to make considerable reductions in their carbon footprint.

    Ray Wilson, CEO of Carbon Neutral, one of our CitySwitch signatories, helps to explain these terms and how to get started on the journey to being carbon neutral.


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  • Webinar: Marginal Abatement Cost curve Training

    A webinar presented by EY and CitySwitch on using Marginal Abatment Cost Curves to analyse and select energy efficiency projects based on the return on investment and greenhouse gas reductions.


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  • Using Marginal Abatement Cost curves

    The Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) curve is a useful visual tool to compare potential energy efficiency projects and prioritise them based on their economic feasibility and potential impact.


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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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  • Energy efficiency certification scheme

    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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  • List of NABERS Accredited Assessors for Tenancies

    To obtain your accredited NABERS star-rating baseline you need to engage an accredited assessor. CitySwitch compiles and maintains a list of accredited NABERS assessors working with tenancies, rather than base buildings.


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  • Computer Audit Tool

    A simple Computer Energy Management tool, developed by CitySwitch. Click to download a Microsoft Office Excel spreadsheet that makes it easy to calculate the greenhouse and financial impact of computers left on overnight.


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