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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Newsletter  | April 2018


West Basin is diversifying the water supply portfolio designed to shift our future water supplies to more locally-controlled and reliable sources of water. Nothing is more reliable and sustainable for the planet than recycled water. West Basin's state-of-the-art water recycling program produces five types of "designer" waters to specifically meet their customers' needs.

West Basin's staff works closely with customers to assist them through the conversion process and assure compliance with the regulations governing recycled water use. Though West Basin's customers have unique needs, West Basin implements a process to convert imported water to recycled water use. To learn more and see how recycled water can play a role in your business, click here

Cash for Kitchens Program for Torrance Businesses

Cash for Kitchens Program provides FREE water-use surveys for restaurants and commercial kitchens. Participants receive training materials and can qualify for FREE water saving devices such as:
  • Pre-rinse kitchen sprayer
  • Faucet aerators
  • Rebates are available for ice machines and kitchen steamers

For more information, view flyer here

Get Your Property Ready for a Greener Future
To support California's zero-emission policies, the Charge Ready Program is deploying infrastructure to serve qualified electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout SCE's service territory. You can visit SCE's map of charging station projects to track their progress. To explore other ways to install charging stations at your site, please visit their EV for Business website for more information.

See How UPS has Cut Their Fuel Costs in Half by Switching to CNG Vehicles 

UPS is a clear leader in the field. Since 2000, UPS trucks have traveled more than 300 million miles on alternative fuels. That's the distance from Earth to Mars and back! A huge portion of the miles logged were fueled by natural gas.

UPS has one of the largest private fleets of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles in the country, with more than 1,000 package delivery vehicles. UPS began using CNG in 1989. Since that time, the results have been impressive:
  • Particulate emissions are 95 percent lower
  • They have reduced carbon monoxide emissions from their fleet by 75 percent
  • Their emissions of nitrogen oxides are 49 percent lower
  • UPS is investing in 1,400 new CNG vehicles: 800 heavy-duty tractors and 600 package delivery vans
  • UPS will construct 12 CNG stations and upgrade three existing CNG stations

Rainwater / Greywater Class & Workshop - Hawthorne

Wednesday, May 16, 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).    

Rain Barrel Distribution - Inglewood

Saturday, May 19th, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

By collecting and using rainwater in
your garden you can be more water
efficient. Rain barrels also help reduce the amount of water that
flows into storm drains and waterways.

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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