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Green Building Challenge Newsletter | Dec 22, 2015
Happy Holidays
It has been a busy December for the Green Building Challenge as we welcome new participants, including Pediatric Therapy Network, Pacific Auto Cleaners, Courtyard - Torrance/South Bay, South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Gardena and Inglewood Career Centers, and The Slip Bar and Eatery, bringing our total to over 60 businesses. 

With our last newsletter of 2015, the SBCCOG wishes you a very happy and restful holiday, and reminds you to be sure to recycle gift packaging and donate your unwanted items to one of our local charities!  Learn more about how to "Green the Season" here.
Participant Spotlight:
9Round Fitness
At 9Round Fitness in Torrance, owner Dan Hawkins has been operating sustainably since he opened the doors in 2014. The gym, which provides clients with full body circuit training workouts in 30 minutes, minimizes energy usage with LED lighting, offers clients onsite filtered water instead of plastic bottles, conserves water with low flow fixtures in the restroom, and uses non-toxic cleaning supplies. Many of these change were a win for both the planet and the bottom line; upgrading to LEDs reduced 9Round's lighting energy usage by 80%, with a payback of 14.5 months.

Interested in how your business could save on utilities? Free energy audits are available for qualified participants and provide up to 500 points! Contact us at to learn more. 
Gearing Up for El Niņo
With forecasters calling for El Niņo this winter, gutters and storm drains are being cleared, but did you know that we may also experience increased power outages? View current information, and download the outage app at Read More.  

Follow us on Twitter to stay updated on  El Niņo resources and earn 100 points through Prop E&O-008 or Tenant E&O-003. 
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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