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  Green Building Challenge Newsletter | May 17, '16

There are currently 140 businesses participating in the Challenge, with our newest members including: Restoration Kitchen & Wine, Century Car Wash, E3 Vehicles and Red Car Brewery. 

Please save the date for the Challenge recognition awards on Wednesday, September 28 at the Automobile Driving Museum. Need help earning or reporting on points? Contact us at for assistance. 
Rank Your Building's Energy Efficiency 
Energy benchmarking is a valuable tool to assess your building's energy performance and reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint. It uses 'bench marks' to measure performance, much as miles per gallon assesses a car's performance. It provides an "apple to apple" comparison of your building's energy performance to other buildings. 

Free support is availale to help you benchmark. Contact us at or (310) 371-7222 for assistance, and earn 500 points for Tenant or Prop ENR-001.  Read More
Participant Spotlight:
Squeegy, Mobile Car Wash
As California enters a fifth straight year of drought,  Squeegy has developed an eco-friendly and convenient mobile car washing service that customers can order through a simple app. Using a proprietary, 100% biodegradable solution, each wash saves over 38 gallons of water compared to a traditional car wash. Since commencing operations in mid 2015,  Squeegy has saved over 250,000 gallons of water (enough water to fill 20 backyard swimming pools). The Squeegy car wash produces zero storm drain runoff eliminating pollution to our local waters and sea life. The company also reduces carbon emissions by using battery powered equipment instead of gasoline powered generators. 

Staff minimizes office energy usage by relying on natural light during business hours and each employee is issued a reusable plastic water bottle. Squeegy's mission is to change the way we wash our cars by saving time, water, and the environment.  What is your business doing to operate sustainably? Contact us at to share your story in our newsletter and earn points for Tenant E&O-011 and Prop E&O-003. 
Upcoming Events
California's New 2016 
Title 24 Standards
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Learn about residential and non-residential building envelope, lighting & mechanical requirements affecting residential, commercial and high rise-residential new construction under California's 2016 Title-24 Energy Efficiency Standards scheduled to take effect January 1, 2017.  Earn points for Tenant E&O-006 and Prop E&O-001. 

ENERGY STAR 101 Webinar
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Explore the core functionality of EPA's ENERGY STARŪ Portfolio ManagerŪ tool, which can be used to benchmark your building and assess energy performance. Attendees will learn how to: navigate Portfolio Manager; add a property and enter details about it; enter energy and water consumption data; and generate template performance reports to assess progress.
Earn points for Tenant E&O-006 and Prop E&O-001. 
Easy ways to earn points and climb the leaderboard!
  • 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 )Conduct a Solid Waste Audit-300 points (Prop M&W-003)
If you have already completed any of these items let us know by contacting us at so we can help you earn points!
Contact Us
Phone: 310-371-7222