August | 2021
South Bay Green Business Assist Program
Newsletter Summer 2021
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.
Top Stories in this Newsletter
Get cash back for food service equipment upgrades
Save money and water with grass replacement
What businesses need to know about California's new organic waste recycling law
SoCalGas Offers Businesses Food Service Equipment Rebates
As a part of our commitment to excellent service, SoCalGas offers rebates on new, qualifying, natural gas-fired foodservice equipment through a mail-in rebate program called Energy Efficiency Rebates for Business (EERB). You can receive instant rebates on qualifying equipment at the register. No application submission is needed, See selected implementers for foodservice equipment details at*. For water heating products visit

Our rebates can help you reduce the initial cost of your equipment, as well as potentially reduce your operating costs.

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.
2021 Fall SoCalGas Building Operator Certification (BOC)
Level I Courses Offered via Zoom
The Smart Buildings Center (SBC) offers live instructional webinars throughout the year to keep facilities professionals informed on the latest best practices, trends and technologies that will help them save energy and run their facilities at optimal efficiency.

SBC is offering an online BOC Level I course that starts on September 1, 2021. This course is open to SCG customers, and will be online using Zoom.

Please reach out if you would like to register for this course or have any questions. SBC is excited to offer these flexible, online option for BOC courses during this time. See schedule of courses below:

  • Sept 1, 2, 8 & 9, 2021 | BOC 1001 Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems
  • Sept 22 & 23, 2021 | BOC 1002 Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
  • Oct 6 & 7, 2021 | BOC 1003 Efficient Lighting Fundamentals
  • Oct 20 & 21, 2021 | BOC 1004 HVAC Controls Fundamentals
  • Nov 3 & 4, 2021 | BOC 1005 Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Nov 17 & 18, 2021 | BOC 1006 Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement
  • Dec 8 & 9, 2021 | BOC 1008 Operation & Maintenance Practices for Sustainable Buildings
  • TBA | BOC Certification Examination  

What Businesses and Residents Need to Know about California's Organic Waste Recycling Law
Scientists tell us that greenhouse gases released by human activities, like land-filling food and yard waste, cause climate change. According to CalRecycle, landfills are the third largest source of
methane in California. Organic waste, which includes food scraps, yard trimmings, paper, cardboard and wood make up half of what Californians dispose in landfills.

To respond to the climate crisis, California is implementing statewide organic waste recycling and surplus food recovery through SB 1383, signed into law in September 2016 by Governor Edmund Brown Jr. SB 1383 (Lara, Chapter 395, Statutes of 2016) establishes the following methane reduction targets...

GBAP Sponsors:
West Basin Municipal Water District and
Golden State Water Company
West Basin Grass Replacement Program
Businesses are encouraged to participate and convert their existing lawn to a drought-resilient garden. West Basin offers a rebate of $3 per square foot of grass removed, up to 50,000 square feet for commercial grass replacement projects. New landscape projects integrate water saving plants, upgraded irrigation systems, and a rainwater capture element. To learn more about the program, please visit
Cash for Kitchens Water Savings Rebates
Increase water efficiency in your commercial kitchen, restaurant, or business by upgrading kitchen devices through West Basin’s Cash for Kitchens program. Eligible Energy Star Dishwasher rebates up to $6,000 are available for businesses in the West Basin service area. Reduce your operating cost with a qualified Energy Star dishwasher, which typically uses half the water of older inefficient models. Ice machine rebates up to $3,000 are also available while supplies last. To learn if you are eligible to participate, please visit or call (310) 371-4633.
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