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  |July 31,  2017


Did you know that August is National Water Quality Month? 

By following these general tips and practices, businesses can support a healthy environment for your neighborhood, customers, employees, and our local waterways:
  • Keep the outside of dumpsters and other trash receptacles clear of debris and keep lids closed.  Water that enters trash receptacles and leaks out becomes litter that contaminates our waterways.
  • Regularly inspect and replace dumpsters and other trash receptacles as needed.
  • Ensure the size of your dumpster is appropriate for the trash load of your business.
  • Properly bag trash before putting it in the dumpster.
  • Do not hose out dumpsters.  Apply absorbent over any fluids spilled in dumpster. 
  • Sweep your store front and common areas and keep storm drains clear of trash.
  • Keep hazardous waste out of trash receptacles (this includes e-waste, appliances, paint, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, cleaning chemicals, pesticides, etc.) Visit the website of the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County for more information. 
Join Travel Pal and Win! 

South Bay Cities Travel Pal is a transportation program from the South Bay Cities Council of Governments available to anyone working or living in the South Bay.  With Travel Pal, you can discover the most convenient commute transportation options for your schedule. 

Simply enter your home address and your work address to see all the different ways you can get to work. Travel Pal can also connect you with carpool matches.  If you don't find a match right away, post your ride on Travel Pal to match with future searches.  It can also be used to help you and your employees find hassle-free ways to get to exciting summer events around the South Bay. 
Travel Pal's online trip planning tools help you get to work in the best way, for your health, wallet, and the environment.  That's why we invite you and your employees to create an account and explore the program today. 

One lucky employee who creates a free Travel Pal account under the 
Green Building Challenge Network by Tuesday, August 8th will win a 
$100 American Express gift card!
Please forward this information to your employees with the subject line,
"Join Travel Pal and Win!" to spread the word.  Encourage them to explore alternative transportation options by registering for a free Travel Pal account using this  link.
For any questions about the Travel Pal program, please contact us at:
(310) 371-7222 or

Important Information on FREE and 
Low-Cost Energy-Efficient Products
Now is a great time to take advantage of Southern California Edison's Direct Install program!  The Edison contractor is currently focusing its efforts in the South Bay for a limited time.  These highly-skilled energy-efficiency experts can evaluate your facility, free of charge, to identify energy-saving opportunities.  This valuable program offers long-term energy savings to qualifying businesses by providing no-cost or low-cost energy-efficient products, including installation.  

With your approval, the contractor will replace less efficient equipment with the program's more modern energy-efficient equipment which will help your business use less energy, reduce its carbon footprint, and lower electricity costs.  Eligible replacement equipment includes: LED lights, fluorescent lighting, hi-bay lighting, refrigeration, and LED signs.  

Our staff can help facilitate your Direct Install appointment, so contact us at (310) 371-7222 or today! 

Learn more about the Direct Install program here.

City of Torrance 
Greywater Workshop 
Saturday, August 26
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

Learn about the benefits of using rainwater and greywater to create an affordable household water system that dramatically reduces water use and can play a critical role in drought resilience.  Learn more and register here. 

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

2017 Food Service Equipment Expo
Tuesday, October 24 and
Wednesday, October 25
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Gas Company's 7th Annual Food Service Equipment Expo is designed for restaurateurs, operators, consultants, and dealers to see the m ost innovative and efficient in commercial kitchen equipment.

The conference will include a full program of net zero case study presentations from nationally leading AEC firms, two panels, an exhibitor table expo, and high quality networking opportunities.  The conference draws a wide array of high level decision makers and will also provide five Continuing Education Units for AIA, USGBC, and LFA professional credential holders. Learn more and register here.  


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Phone: 310-371-7222