Norton Rose won an environment award last night (15 November) after its Sydney office reduced its carbon pollution by 214 tonnes.
Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore presented Norton Rose with the CitySwitch NSW Signatory of the Year Award for offices over 2000 square metres at a function at Town Hall.
"Norton Rose Australia developed an internal carbon footprint calculator and invested in video conferencing to replace much of the firm's interstate flying," said Moore.
Norton Rose has installed sensor and zone lighting at its Grosvenor Place tenancy in Sydney's CBD, with increased hardware visualisation programs saving energy and improving processing speeds.
In addition to reducing its carbon pollution by 214 tonnes, the firm estimates that it has saved $42,000 annually in energy bills.
Knight Frank's property won the award for buildings under 2000 metres.
The CitySwitch scheme is a national project, with over 120 signatories.
Other law firms that have signed up include Gilbert + Tobin and Allens Arthur Robinson in Sydney, Gadens and Hunt & Hunt in Melbourne, Herbert Geer and Blake Dawson in Queensland and DLA Piper, Lavan Legal and Jackson McDonald in Perth.