Participants

 Baskin Robbins (3)*
Century Car Wash
Century 21 Union Realty
Chapin Restaurant and Bakery
Charly's Restaurant (2)*
Courtyard (2)*
Real Estate Managment Services Inc.
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 Green Building Challenge Newsletter  |October 2017


Welcome

Green Janitor Education Program Webinar 
Oct. 26
In partnership with the US Green Building Council-Los Angeles (USGBC-LA), the Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Los Angeles (BOMA-GLA), and Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-United Service Workers West, the Building Skills Partnership developed the Green Janitor Education Program in 2014.  Janitors are accredited and provided with hands -on energy management and green cleaning training to address Operations and Maintenance practices that enable buildings to meet green performance standards.  Energy Efficiency, recycling, waste management, water conservation, and other sustainable and green cleaning practices are addressed in the program.  Please click here for more information on the program. (here's the link: http://www.buildingskills.org/programs/greenjanitor/)
 
To learn more about the Green Janitor Education Program, you are invited to participate in a Webinar on Thursday, October 26th from 11am-12pm.  By attending the webinar, you will learn 1) how GJEP could benefit your worksite and have positive social, economic, and environmental impacts on your building; 2) what janitorial workers learn and how they are positively affected by the program; and 3) how to participate and become one of the many buildings that have already benefited from the Green Janitor Education Program.  Who should attend?  Building Owners, Property Managers, Janitorial Contractors, and the Green Building Community.  Click here for more information about the webinar. (here's the link: https://usgbc-la.org/event-details/2691910/)
Electric Vehicle Showcase in Carson
Saturday, November 4th
Interested in learning more about electric and hybrid vehicles? Visit the Electric Vehicle Showcase in Carson for a chance to test drive one! The event goes from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center. See flyer below for more information.  



SCE Rewards Businesses 
for HVAC Efficiency 

This streamlined process pays incentives directly to property owners for HVAC Optimization. Whether you are a restaurant, small retail or large office building complex a properly operating heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in your facility reduces energy costs, improves air quality and comfort of workers and customers.
 
SCE pays incentives directly to property owners and managers, even if tenants manage the electric bill. No more time spen t coordinating efforts and paperwork with each and every tenant.  When you are ready to achieve greater HVAC efficiency for your building, you make the call and earn the incentives.
 
Look at some examples of how your business can save energy and money @ HVACOptimization.com.
 
Here is how to get started. The first step to greater HVAC performance is an assessment from a specially trained HVAC Optimization contractor. Find a contractor here or call 888.345.6067 to learn more.

FREE Audits
Don't forget...FREE Level 1 Audits are still available through the end of the year. The Level 1 audit is the first step toward energy optimization and consists of analyzing energy bills and conducting an on-site walk-through survey of the building. You will receive a report that identifies low-cost/no-cost measures for improving energy efficiency and provides a listing of potential capital improvements. The Level 1 audit is certified by ASHRAE - the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Level 1 audits are available on a first come, first served basis. For more information and to request your FREE audit, please call (310) 371-7222 or email your request to gbc@southbaycities.org.

City of Torrance 
California Friendly Landscape Training
Saturday, October 28
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Torrance

Learn how to create a California Friendly garden using the latest sustainable materials and techniques. Learn more and register here. 




SCE Seminar
CALGreen Title 24 Part 11
Friday, December 1, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Torrance

This free four-hour course is designed for those interested in learning about the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen). Cities across California are required to enforce the 2016 California Green Building Code on January 1, 2017. The course will review Residential and Non-Residential standards and demonstrate how designers and developers are addressing the requirements. New or updated standards will be highlighted in order to contrast changes from the previous code cycle. Learn more and register here.

Mark your calendars for the first SCE Seminar in 2018: Friday, February 2, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"Title 24:  Where We're Headed with the 2016 Standards"

If you would like flyers with information on classes for residents, please contact us at 310-371-7222 or gbc@southbaycities.org



SAVE THE DATE
Friday, February 23, 2018
19th Annual General Assembly 
The Retail Revolution  and Its Challenges for Cities
Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center
Carson, CA 90745

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GREEN BUILDING CHALLENGE SPONSORS

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