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  |September 25,  2017


Getting Paid to Upgrade with SCE
Ready to make energy-efficient upgrades to your business or facility, and looking for ways to offset costs? Express Solutions are upgrades of existing equipment to more efficient options and are available to all business customers, regardless of size or energy use. You'll be paid on a per-unit basis, up to 100% of the project's cost for qualified improvements to lighting, climate control, office equipment, refrigeration, food-service equipment, and water heating...and you'll see energy savings for years to come.
Learn About Available Food Service Equipment Rebates for Your Food Service Facility
As part of their commitment to excellent service, SoCalGas offer Energy-efficiency Rebates for Business (EERB) on new natural gas-fired cooking equipment and other appliances, for the purpose of replacing inefficient natural gas-fired equipment with more efficient models.

SoCalGas rebates can help you reduce the initial cost of your equipment, as well as potentially reduce your operating costs.  Read on to learn more.
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Best Practices at Baskin Robbins
Javaid Farooqi, the owner of three Baskin Robbins locations in the South Bay, has made the most of his participation in the Green Building Challenge (GBC).  He has taken advantage of FREE Level 1 energy audit at all three of his Baskin Robbins locations:  Gardena, Rancho Palos Verdes, and Torrance. The goal of this energy audit is to identify low-cost energy savings opportunities and make recommendations.  A report is provided that outlines the estimated annual energy and cost savings that can be achieved if the recommended energy efficiency measures are implemented.  Energy Benchmarking, the process of comparing a building's energy performance to a similar building, is part of the audit.

Energy StarĀ® Portfolio ManagerĀ® is the software used for  benchmarking in the GBC program. 

Congratulations to Javaid for taking the steps to make his
 businesses more energy efficient and increase his profit margins by saving money on utility his bills!

If you are interested in having an energy audit for your business, please give us a call at 310-371-7222.
SBCCOG Celebrated National Drive Electric Week
The SBCCOG celebrated National Drive Electric Week (September 9-17, 2017) by participating in an event at the Harbor Gateway Transit Center on Saturday, September 16 th .  National Drive Electric Week, started in 2011 as National Plug In Day, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc.  These vehicles are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
Torrance Mayor Pat Furey and Hermosa Beach Mayor Justin Massey were in attendance, along with Victor Ibarra, Field Representative from Assembly Member Mike A. Gipson's office.  Electric vehicles from Honda, Chevrolet, VW, and Tesla were on display. 

Are you thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle?  Be sure to check out the 2017 South Coast AQMD Clean Car Buying Guide: 
Do you have an electric vehicle?  Here are 4 tips for traveling in your electric car:

Did you know the South Coast AQMD has a Residential EV Charging Incentive Pilot Program?  Check it out:
Is your employer thinking about workplace charging?  SCE is here to assist:

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

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


Moving Toward Zero Waste: Minimizing Your Impact on the Environment
Thursday, September 28, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Manhattan Beach

Zero waste is a philosophy that redesigns our systems and resource use - from product design to disposal - to prevent wasteful and polluting practices. Learn more and register  here.

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


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