Baskin Robbins (3)*
Century Car Wash
Century 21 Union Realty
Chapin Restaurant and Bakery
Charly's Restaurant (2)*
Corner Joint
Courtyard (2)*
Crawfish Corner
Fitness Strong
Flip It Cafe
Real Estate Managment Services Inc.
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 South Bay Green Business Assist Program 
Newsletter  | May 2018


In the March edition of the Green Business Assist Program Newsletter, we introduced the new program flyer. In this month's newsletter, we are introducing a survey to help us provide your business with more tailored assistance. The survey covers areas such as building size (square footage), utility and water providers, and social media tools. It also asks about what kinds of energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction, and employee transportation (rideshare) measures your business is currently doing. Most importantly, the survey has questions on what area(s) are of greatest interest to your business. Based on the answers, the SBCCOG staff will send specific information to you which could benefit your operations - such as utility programs and incentives. In addition, from time to time, the SBCCOG learns about pilot and/or demonstration projects that may be beneficial to your business. With the information from the survey, we can assess if your business can qualify or take advantage of these special programs. We are asking all current participants to complete the short 5-10 minute survey so that we can provide appropriate information for your business. Please follow this link to the survey. 

West Basin Municipal Water District Cash for Kitchens Program

West Basin has re-introduced the Cash for Kitchens Program and expanded some of the free equipment for qualifying kitchens. The West Basin Cash for Kitchens program offers a FREE water-use survey for restaurant and kitchen facilities to determine their eligibility to receive new high-efficiency equipment, installation of the equipment, and removal of old equipment, all FREE of charge. All participating kitchens will receive a custom survey report, rebate information, and an educational poster. 
What type of kitchen facility is eligible? Commercial or Institutional kitchen facilities (must be within West Basin's Service Area): 
  • Cafeterias
  • Community Centers
  • Government Buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Restaurants
  • Schools
  • Sporting Venues
  • Grocery Stores
Free Equipment for Qualifying Kitchens:
  • Pre-Rinse Spray Valves
  • Faucet Flow Restrictors
  • Air-Cooled Ice Machines
  • Connectionless Steamer
  • Energy Star Dishwasher
How it works: 
Step 1: Contact the South Bay Environmental Services Center to confirm program eligibility and schedule an initial water-use survey for your kitchen facility.
Step 2: Receive a free summary report of the survey findings and recommended steps to increase water and energy efficiency.
Step 3: If the facility is eligible for free equipment and installation, West Basin will contact you to confirm available equipment and schedule an installation date.
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call (310) 371-7222.
Quiz: Reducing Air Leaks Via Building Operator Certification (BOC) Bulletin, Winter/Spring 2018
This quiz refers to the articles Reducing Infiltration and Exfiltration (BOMI) and Diagnosing Building Air Leaks (Duane Lewellen) in the Winter/Spring 2018 issue of the BOC Bulletin.

Rainwater / Greywater Class & Workshop - Carson

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Attend a class and then a technical workshop to learn about the benefits, ordinances & guidelines of using rainwater & greywater, and laundry-to-landscape system how-to. Qualify for "Greywater Green Landscape" book, $100 discount on greywater parts, in-home technical assistance ( 1 hour).    

Mark your calendars for the following upcoming SCE events, hosted by the SBCCOG in Torrance:
  • Friday, June 22, 2018 - CALGreen Title 24 Part 11
  • Friday, July 13, 2018 - Variable Refrigerant Flow and Ductless Systems: Design and Application

The SoCalGas Energy Resource Center (ERC) offers seminars, demonstrations and consulting services to help your business find cost-effective and energy-efficient solutions. for more information, visit this link.


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Phone: 310-371-7222