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  Green Building Challenge Newsletter | May 3, '16

There are currently 134 businesses participating in the Challenge, with our newest members including: Pier to Pier Brokers, Stream Realty, Golden Lion Liquor, Memo's Mexican Grill and Mima's Bakery. 

Are you looking for new ways to get your organization involved with the Challenge? Encourage employees to participate by posting a of list of activities (download here) they can complete to increase your impact and score!
What is the California Climate Credit?
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You may notice something called a California Climate Credit on your personal or business utility bill. This credit is your share of money from a state program that is fighting climate change by limiting the amount of carbon pollution our largest industries put into the atmospher. You receive your credit automatically if you're eligible, and it's yours to keep.  Read More
Participant Spotlight:
South Bay Workforce Investment Board
The South Bay Workforce Investment Board and the South Bay One-Stop Business and Career Centers are a cooperative partnership of business, employment development, education, training, local government, public as well as non-profit organizations, committed to developing job skills, abilities and attitudes essential for participation in today's workplace. 

The Centers encourage alternative transportation by providing metro or bus vouchers for transitional subsidized employment participants.  Their conservation efforts include working with Green Hapas to recycle used toner cartridges and participation in a paper shredding and recycling program. The Centers continually reduce paper usage by transitioning to electronic filing, billing, tracking, reporting, communications, and are developing methods to connect with the public through social media and online resources. To keep their buildings running efficiently, energy usage at all their locations will be assessed to uncover potential savings opportunities.  Contact us at to learn how your business can receive free resources to help save energy and earn up to 500 points for Tenant or Prop ENR-005.
Upcoming Events
Energy Resource Center Tour
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Get a first-hand, close-up look at a leading example of "green" building design and operation. Gas Company specialist will lead visitors on a 1-hour free guided tour of the firm's unique Energy Resource Center (ERC) in Downey. Earn points for Tenant E&O-006 and Prop E&O-001. 
Water Recycling Tour 
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Learn about the water purification process and visit the only facility in the world that produces 5 "designer" waters out of wastewater.
Earn points for Tenant E&O-006 and Prop E&O-001. 
Easy ways to earn points and climb the leaderboard!
  • Invite Colleagues to the Challenge (Tenant E&O-002, Prop E&O-004)
  • Set Water Conservation Goals (Tenant & Prop H2O-000)
  • Connect with Social Media (Tenant E&O-003, Prop E&O-008)

If you have already completed any of these items let us know by contacting us at so we can help you earn points!

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Phone: 310-371-7222