Baskin Robbins (3)*
Century Car Wash
Century 21 Union Realty
Chapin Restaurant and Bakery
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Corner Joint
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Crawfish Corner
Fitness Strong
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Newsletter  | June 2018


Great News!! Becoming a GREEN business pays off! According to an article in "Breaking Energy", the EPA's 2018 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory shows a decline in US total net greenhouse gas emissions of roughly 12% from 2005 to 2016.  

SoCalGas Offers Energy-Efficiency Assessments to Help Identify Improvements for Your Business

If your business is an existing SoCalGas customer that uses 250,000 therms a year or more, you could receive a no-cost, energy-efficiency assessment and evaluation of your complex energy-efficiency projects by engineers who are qualified by the Department of Energy (DOE).  For more information, follow this link.  

10 Energy-Saving Tips for Businesses
Electricity can account for a large part of a business' operating cost, but there are easy ways to save energy and reduce costs. Consider these energy-efficiency tips below ( click infographic to expand).

SCE Files Plan to Expand Its Electric Vehicle Charging Program

Southern California Edison (SCE) filed a plan with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to expand its Charge Ready program to support the installation of 48,000 more electric vehicle (EV) charging ports throughout SCE's service territory. The proposed $760 million, four-year-long program is just the next step in SCE's vision for a clean energy future.  

SCE is also launching a number of other approved Charge Ready-branded pilots and programs that support medium-and heavy-duty trucks, transit buses, port equipment, and other industrial vehicles, as well as public and home-based charging for cars.

Get Ready for Metropolitan Water District's (MWD) Landscape Transformation Program that Promotes Outdoor Water Savings

Beginning on July 1st, MWD is bringing back the Turf Removal Program for Commercial and Public Agencies. MWD made a huge mark on the landscape of Southern California with the turf removal rebate during the five-year drought and hopes to build on that momentum through the new rebate. During the drought, MWD's turf removal rebate spurred the removal of 160 million square feet of grass across Southern California - both residential and commercial/public agencies - that was expected to annually save 21,600 acre-feet of water, or enough to serve approximately 64,000 households. Some of the commercial/public agency program requirements include a maximum of 10,000 square feet of turf per site and all existing turf areas are eligible. Program recommendations include installation of a smart controller and a preparation of a recommended plant list. Pre-inspection and post-inspection of landscape area are part of the process. For additional information, be sure to visit after July 1st. The rebate is also coming back for residential customers. Visit for more information.

West Basin Municipal Water District L.I.E.P. 

What is L.I.E.P? West Basin's Landscape Irrigation Efficiency Program (LIEP) is a water conservation program for both residential and commercial water users in West Basin's service area. LIEP provides FREE landscape water evaluations for landscapes, and if a site qualifies, old sprinklers are retrofitted with new, high-efficiency sprinkler nozzles for FREE! Every landscape evaluation includes a site survey, list of recommended improvements and repairs, recommended water budget and schedule, survey summary report, and free installation of high-efficiency sprinkler nozzles (for qualified sites). To schedule a FREE survey, contact WaterWise Consulting, (888) 987-9473 or email For more information, follow this link.

WRD Eco Gardener Series, hosted by City of Torrance
FREE Edible Gardening Class
Saturday, July 14, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

For more information on how to register, click here.  

Making Your Home Healthier & More Comfortable the Energy & Water Efficiency Way   

FREE Workshop
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars for the following upcoming SCE event, hosted by the SBCCOG in Torrance:


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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