Many of us are doing what we can to reduce our footprint at home, but drop the bundle when we get to work. Not ideal when you consider just how much of our day is spent in the office.
The City of Sydney was one of the founding councils of CitySwitch Green Office – Australia’s leading office energy efficiency program which now runs in all mainland states and the ACT. Currently supporting over 1.6 million square metres of office space, the program works with businesses to help improve their energy efficiency and slash operating costs in the process.
Last Tuesday night, the CitySwitch awards for Australia’s most energy savvy workplace were presented to legal practice Norton Rose Australia and Knight Frank’s management office, 135 on King. By developing an internal carbon footprint calculator, installing smart lighting, computer upgrades, and using video conferencing to replace much of their interstate flying, Norton Rose was able to reduce carbon pollution by 214 tonnes and save a hefty $42,000 in energy bills in 2010. 135 on King’s lighting, computer and water heating improvements cut their carbon pollution by 6.8 tonnes per year and energy bills by $1,000.
If you work in a major tenancy in the CBD and your office isn’t one of the 371 already on board, then visit cityswitch.net.au.