November | 2020
South Bay Green Business Assist Program
Newsletter Fall 2020
Our Green Business Assist Program (GBAP) is a FREE program to help South Bay businesses save $$$ while improving quality of life and making our community more attractive to work, live, and play.
California Green Business Network (CAGBN): Find a Green Business on Shop Small Saturday (November 28)
Small businesses make our communities strong, vibrant, & unique. #ShopSmall #ShopGreen on November 28 to show your support for small, local businesses.

Support one of CAGBN's 4,000 plus certified Green Businesses by finding one near you here.
For Torrance and Hawthorne businesses interested in learning more about the program, please reach out to Martha Segovia at
Business Owners to Receive Bigger SoCalGas Rebates
Your rebate just got bigger. From September 1, 2020 until December 31, 2020, qualifying energy-efficient appliance purchases will receive an extra 50% rebate. No extra steps are needed - your increased rebate will be automatically calculated. Please see application for complete rebate program terms and conditions.

Whether you’re a small business or a large industrial customer, SoCalGas has rebates and incentives for you. It offers a variety of energy-efficiency rebates designed to help your business save money and energy when planning to purchase qualifying equipment. Additionally, you can receive instant rebates on qualifying equipment at the register. No application submission is needed. See the selected implementers for foodservice equipment details and for water heating products linked below.
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.
Get to Know the New Buildings Institute
New Buildings Institute (NBI) is a nonprofit organization pushing for better energy performance in buildings. It works collaboratively with industry market players—governments, utilities, energy efficiency advocates and building professionals—to promote advanced design practices, innovative technologies, public policies and programs that improve energy efficiency. It also develops and offers guidance and tools to support the design and construction of energy efficient buildings.

GBAP Sponsors:
West Basin MWD & Golden State Water Company
Get More Green for Going Green
West Basin and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California are partnering together to offer $3 per sq. ft. of grass removed per business (up to 5,000 sq. ft. total). The intent of the Grass Replacement Program is to have homeowners remove their existing grass and to replace it with organic, drought tolerant landscaping. Please note, synthetic turf is not an approved conversion option for this program. Following the success of other incentive programs focusing on landscaping and turf grass removal, this program aims to combine grass removal, irrigation modification and rainwater retention or filtration to support reuse or soil absorption of rainwater.

Golden State Water Offers Tips to Save Water
Golden State Water Company encourages customers to use water responsibly, and offers conservation rebates and programs to help improve your water-use efficiency. Select your community to learn about the programs and incentives available in your area.
Golden State Water is sharing tips to help customers improve their water-use efficiency, both outside and inside their properties. Please review these tips and make adjustments to ensure we are all using water responsibly.
Ace Beauty Center | Active Security Solutions | Aimee's Beauty Salon
Blue Basil | Blue Lotus | Boulevard Florist | Butler Inc. | Carpets by Monte | Century Car Wash Century 21 Union Realty | Chapin Restaurant and Bakery | Charly's Restaurant (2)* 
Crawfish Corner | Creative Cuts Intl's
Los Chilaquiles Mexican Grill | Lucky Donuts | Lunada Market and Deli | Maki Yaki
MG's Barber Shop | MG Janitorial
Mi California | Mima's Bakery | Miraleste Library | Mona's Auto Insurance Services Inc. (2)*

(*) Multiple facilities