Century Car Wash
Century 21 Union Realty
Chapin Restaurant and Bakery
Courtyard (2)*
Real Estate Managment Services Inc.
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 Green Building Challenge Newsletter | July 26, 2016

The momentum continues with 162 businesses now participating in the Green Building Challenge! We are pleased to welcome our newest members: Manhattan PlazaTom's TacosFarmers Insurance-Alex Cainglet, JBJ's Bakery, Angelito's Market, Delia's Restaurant and MG's Barber Shop! 

Look for your invitation soon for the Green Building Challenge Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 7:30-9:30 am at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo! Up to 3 representatives from your organization are invited to join civic and business leaders as we recognize GBC participants for their commitment to sustainability. Take advantage of early registration here.
Green Building Challenge in the News! 
Torrance Tribune and El Segundo Herald 
July 21, 2016

South Bay Companies Take the Green Building Challenge 
By Rob McCarthy

South Bay Companies and commercial tenants are reaping the rewards of a sustainable-based business challenge that asked them to think hard about how their day-to-day operations affect their communities and the environment. 

Participants in the Green Building Challenge say they've gained a new appreciation for sustainable practices for their employees, customers and communities. Read more.
Free Level 1 Energy Audits

As we enter the final month of the friendly competition of the Green Building Challenge, now is the time to complete your activities and earn points! The South Bay Cities Council of Governments is pleased to offer free energy audits on a first come, first served basis. Schedule your audit before August 31 and earn double points!  (Audits must be completed by November 15.)

The Level 1 audit is the first step toward energy optimization and consists of analyzing energy bills and conducting a brief on-site walk-through survey of the building. This will identify low-cost/no-cost measures for improving energy efficiency and provide a listing of potential capital improvements.

For more information and to request your audit call (310) 371-7222 or email your request to 
Make the Switch to Recycled Water! 
Accelerated Recycled Water Retrofit Program
The Accelerated Recycled Water Retrofit Program will provide financial incentives to commercial, industrial and institutional property owners, including Homeowner Associations, who convert potable water irrigation or industrial water systems to recycled water use. 
This program provides incentives of $195 per acre-foot for five years of estimated water use, up to actual retrofit costs. The Accelerated Recycled Water Retrofit Program works on a first come, first served basis. Applications will be accepted from July 1, 2016 to September 1, 2017, or until funding for this program is exhausted, whichever is earlier

Earn points for Prop H20-004. Read More.
Upcoming Events
Net Zero 2016 Conference 
Friday, August 19, 2016

Attend the FREE 3rd Annual Net Zero Conference, Energy + Water + Waste. It is one of the largest net zero events in the country, and the premier SoCal conference dedicated to net zero design. The event has captured the building industry's momentum toward a net zero future, and doubled in size in its first two years.

Earn points for Tenant E&O-006 and Prop E&O-001. 

The Gas Company
2016 Foodservice Equipment Expo
Wednesday, October 18 and Thursday, October 19, 2016

Calling all restaurants: 

Attend the 6th annual Foodservice Equipment Expo designed for restaurateurs, foodservice operators, consultants, and dealers to see the most innovating and exciting in back of the house equipment. There will be over one hundred foodservice equipment representatives showcasing the most advanced energy saving equipment; plus exciting special events and educational programs. 

Let us know you've registered before 8/31/16 and earn points for Tenant E&O-006 and Prop E&O-001. 
Easy Ways to Earn Points and Climb the Leaderboard!
  • Get a lighting and or/lighting controls audit-up to 300 points (Tenant & Prop ENR-007) 
  • Promote Recycling- up to 300 points (Tenant & Prop M&W-002)
  • 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 points )

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