CitySwitch office energy rating grant

Green your business

Commercial office tenants are able to influence up to 50% of the energy use in office buildings. Changes to improve their energy efficiency can help organisations save money and make a positive impact on climate change. The CitySwitch Green Office Program (CitySwitch) helps the City of Sydney to deliver Sustainable Sydney 2030 by supporting commercial office tenants to improve their energy efficiency and thereby reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

By signing up to CitySwitch, organisations join a partnership between the City and corporate leaders to demonstrate and promote their commitment to environmental sustainability.

To become a signatory, organisations commit to achieving a National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) energy rating of 4 or 4.5 stars, agree to obtain a baseline NABERS energy rating, undertake energy efficiency actions and annual NABERS energy ratings that will measure energy efficiency progress over time.

The CitySwitch NABERS grant is in cash valued at 50% of the invoiced cost of a baseline NABERS energy rating, up to a maximum value of $2,000 (excluding GST).

Requests for grants will be considered on an ad hoc basis. Applications will be accepted until the allocated CitySwitch NABERS Grant Program budget is exhausted and in alignment with the timeline of the CitySwitch Program.

Applicants will be advised the outcome of their application in writing within 6 weeks of receipt of their application.

General policy eligibility and exclusions apply.

How to apply

All applications are assessed against the grant criteria and in accordance with the City's grants and sponsorships policy (download below).

Before you get started get in touch with us to make sure your project is eligible. The CitySwitch team are very happy to provide advice and support to all grants applicants but we cannot proof read draft applications.


For more information about this program, please contact:

The CitySwitch Team
02 9265 7354



Last updated: Friday, 17 May 2013