Baskin Robbins (3)*
Century Car Wash
Century 21 Union Realty
Chapin Restaurant and Bakery
Charly's Restaurant (2)*
Corner Joint
Courtyard (2)*
Crawfish Corner
Fashion Time
Fitness Strong
Flip It Cafe
Green Hapas Recycling
Real Estate Managment Services Inc.
Topline Nails
Torrance Travelodge
Union Bank (2)*
Watson Land Company
Wilson's Unique Designs (2)*

* Multiple Facilities enrolled
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Newsletter  Summer 2019

Smart Meter Penetration in North America Will Reach 81% by 2024
(Smart Energy International)

The total number of smart electricity meters is expected to reach 142.8
million at the end of the period.  Over the next five years, smart meter penetration among electricity customers in the US and Canada is projected to increase from around 60% in 2018 to more than 80% by the end of 2024.
According to the report, yearly shipments of smart electricity meters in North America will grow from 8.8 million units in 2018 to 19.9 million units in 2024.

Update on the California Green Business Network Program (CAGBN) in Hawthorne and Torrance

SBCCOG staff recently coordinated CAGBN promotion through both Cities' local cable TV channels by interviewing elected officials  Mayor Pro Tem Olivia Valentine of Hawthorne and   Mayor Pat Furey of Torrance. City of Hawthorne also  honored businesses that obtained their green certification at their April's City Council meeting. Additionally, t he Daily Breeze published an article that covered the Council's recognition ceremony.

If you know of a business in Hawthorne or Torrance that wants to do their part to become a certified "green" business, please let us know: (310) 371-7222.
Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Landscaping 
(Rebecca Matulka, Department of Energy)

Even though this article describes how to landscape your home, many of these ideas can be applied to your business landscape. 

A well-designed landscape not only adds beauty to your home, it can help reduce your water use, improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills all year long. For example, carefully placed trees can provide shade from the hot summer sun and block the chilly winter wind -- saving up to 25 percent of a typical home's energy use. That's because research has shown that summer air temperatures in tree-shaded neighborhoods can be 3 to 6 degrees cooler than treeless areas.

Department of Energy's (DOE) new Energy Saver 101 infographic lays out the basics of how you can make your landscape work for you. Whether you're looking to shade your home from solar heat gain, create a windbreak or conserve water, DOE highlights energy-saving planting tips for landscaping and the landscaping strategies that work best for different climates.  

West Basin Municipal Water District is Offering FREE Grass Replacement Classes

Learn how to remove your grass and convert your landscape to a drought-tolerant, California Friendly garden. These classes will also help you understand rebate requirements. Choose to register from the list of upcoming classes below:

Learn about rebates, conservation tips and resources, and more on West Basin's conservation page here.

California Friendly Landscape Class
Saturday, October 19, 2019
9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

For more information on how to register, click here.

Eco Gardener Workshop: Irrigation Basics
Saturday, August 24, 2019
9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

For more information on how to register, click here.

The SCE Energy Education Center offers classes, workshops, seminars, demonstrations and technical consultations to help your business find cost-effective and energy-efficient solutions. For more information, visit  SCE Energy Education Center .

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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