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Green Building Challenge Newsletter | Dec 8, 2015
We are excited to welcome our newest participants: Critic's Choice Catering, Custom Video ProductionsDoubleTree - Torrance, El Baja ChefTorrance Travelodge, and  Marriott Courtyard -Torrance/Palos Verdesto the Green Building Challenge! 
Partner Spotlight
Thank you to our newest program sponsor,  The Energy Network!  
The Energy Network helps  businesses  achieve energy savings through the Los Angeles County Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program, which provides financing for energy upgrade projects with no upfront capital improvement cost. Learn about PACE and earn 300 points by completing Prop ENR-22 or Tenant ENR-13!
Cash for Kitchens
Calling all restaurants and commercial kitchen owners and managers! 
Learn how you can save water, money and earn up to 500 Challenge points through the free Cash for Kitchens program. In partnership with the South Bay Environmental Services Center (SBESC), the West Basin Municipal Water District provides this unique water-use efficiency program for restaurants and commercial kitchens, including public agency, non-profit, corporate, and hotels in West Basin's South Bay service areaRead More
Golden State Water Reminds Customers to Use Water Responsibly
Golden State Water Company's local customers served by the Southwest District have been asked to reduce water use by 12%, compared to 2013, to comply with the State Water Resources Control Board's mandatory water reductions that took effect on June 1, 2015. 

After meeting the challenge during the summer months, local customers have not met their reduction mandate for the months of October and November and are in jeopardy of falling below their cumulative reduction mandate for the period since the state's new regulations were implemented on June 1.  Read More

Reminder: Earn 50 points for just setting your water conservation goals through Prop and Tenant H20-000!
Energy Efficiency 
Engage employees to take action and earn points!
LED Lights: Save Brighter
LEDs, or light emitting diodes, are the ideal first-step equipment change solution to help you save energy. Depending on your type of business and day-to-day operations, lighting usage can be 20% to 50% of your energy demand, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Audit your lighting to find what you could save with LEDs, and earn up to  300 points through Prop ENR-015 or Tenant ENR-007. 

For more resources, view Southern California Edison Energy Tips here.
New Ways to Save Energy Tools
Southern California Gas has an interactive tool to help consumers find ways to save energy and money. Create an account or log in at  My Account, and click on the Ways to Save tab to access energy tools and analysis.
Earn up to 500 Challenge points through Prop or Tenant E&O-005.

Find rebates, incentives, tools and programs to help your business conserve energy and save money  here.
Participant Spotlight
Through this widely distributed Green Business Challenge newsletter, information on participants is highlighted in the "Participant Spotlight" feature. This is an outstanding opportunity to spread the word about your business or organization and show your commitment to sustainability. To be featured in an upcoming newsletter, please send an email us at
Earn easy points to get started!
Just getting started with the Challenge? Here are a few easy ways to earn points and start climbing the leader board! 
  • Set Water Conservation Goals and Earn 50 points (Tenant & Prop H2O-000)
  • Connect with Social Media and Earn 100 points (Tenant E&O-003, Prop E&O-008)
  • Invite Colleagues to join the Challenge and earn up to 300 points (Tenant E&O-002 (250 points), Prop E&O-004 (300 points))
  • Encourage your employees to install free aerators at home or install aerators at the office to earn up to 500 points (Tenant H2O-004 (200 pts), Prop H20-003 (500 pts )
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SBCCOG Annual Volunteer Reception 
On November 19, the SBCCOG held a reception to honor the many individuals who have volunteered their time to assist with outreach events, office work, and special projects. Interested in getting involved and giving back to our community? Contact us at to learn more!
Interested in a training or workshop for your company? Contact us at
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