CitySwitch Green Office
The City of Perth has partnered with city councils throughout Australia to join the national CitySwitch Green Office program. This initiative works with office tenants to achieve improved energy efficiency, thereby reducing the CO2 emissions attributed to climate change.
What you can do
By becoming a CitySwitch Green Office Signatory, your business acknowledges at a senior level that climate change is a serious issue.
Basic requirements for Signatories are as follows:
- obtain a benchmark accredited NABERS Energy tenancy rating within 3 months of joining the program using the National Australian Built Environment Rating Scheme (NABERS)
- develop and implement an Energy Action Plan to achieve and maintain an accredited [nominate 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5 or 6 star] NABERS Energy tenancy rating
- appoint an Energy Manager to monitor actual performance
- request a NABERS Energy base-biilding rating from the building owner/manager of all offices
- promote energy efficiency to your staff, customers and suppliers and share your experiences with other CitySwitch Signatories
- obtain an annual accredited NABERS Energy tenancy rating and provide feedback in a formal Progress Report Back session to the Lord Mayor on progress in meeting your commitment
Participants also have the opportunity to attend seminars and networking events to share ideas and knowledge.
Margaret Collingwood - City of Perth
CitySwitch Green Office Program Manager
Phone: 08 9461 3131 (during business hours).
Visit the National CitySwitch Green Office website for further information.
City of Perth NABERS Energy Assessment Grant
CitySwitch City of Perth is offering a matching fund grant to help meet the cost of a NABERS energy assessment. The grant is 50% of the cost of the assessment to a maximum value of $1000.
All commercial office tenants within the city of Perth who become signatories to CitySwitch from 1 September 2011 onwards are eligible to apply for a grant for a NABERS Energy assessment. This will exclude government departments and organisations that are able to undertake self assessments.
Funding is limited and grants will be processed in the order they are received by the City of Perth.
View the information Application Form.
For further information please contact Margaret Collingwood email email@example.com
Details of upcoming events are posted here as soon as they are finalised.
CitySwitch Cafe Series 2013
(Please contact Margaret Collingwood - details below - if you are not a Signatory and wish to attend)
|Date:||Wednesday, 5 June 2013|
|Time:||9.00am - 10.30am (arrive 8.45am)
Light refreshments will be served with tea and coffee after the presentation.
The Hatch Building
The City of Perth is pleased to invite you to the second of our 2013 CitySwitch Green Office Café Series events.
The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor will present Commitment Certificates to our latest Perth CitySwitch Signatories.
With waste and the associated environmental impacts being a much ignored subject what better way to find out more from the experts. Jenny Campbell from Encycle in her presentation will paint the picture of waste & recycling in Perth and explain why & how to get your office recycling more effectively.
Mark Edwards will talk about Hatch’s office recycling program and the story of how they got to where they have, including costs savings and other ‘wins’ along the way. Enjoy morning tea in the atrium in the company of millions of worms.
Jenny Campbell ‐ a founding director of Encycle Consulting, Jenny has been involved in
Mark Edwards – Senior Mechanical Engineer for HATCH has combined his environmental
|Thursday, 30 May 2012 - Margaret Collingwood - CitySwitch Program Manager
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 08 9461 3131.
Related City of Perth News items
18 August 2009 - Fifth CitySwitch Cafe Series event held in QV1 Conference Centre
16 June 2009 - Fourth successful CitySwith Cafe Series event held
5 June 2009 - City of Perth publicly acknowledges CitySwitch signatories.
The City of Perth congratulated and thanked signatories participating in our successful CitySwitch initiative by placing an advertisement in the 'West Australian' newspaper on 5th June in the in the World Environment Day liftout.
View the advertisement here.
2 April 2009 - City signs sustainable energy Memorandum of Understanding
1 April 2009 - More sign for Perth CitySwitch Green Office program
24 February 2009 - CitySwitch Green Office Signatory event
29 December 2008 - More sign on for green city
10 October 2008 - Green switch for city buildings
5 June 2008 - CitySwitch targets office emissions in fight against CO2