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Real Estate Managment Services Inc.
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 Green Building Challenge Newsletter | August 9, 2016

We are pleased to have 164 businesses now participating in the Green Building Challenge! We are excited to welcome our newest members: Los Chilaquiles Mexican Grill and Poke Bar!

Be sure to register 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! Take advantage of early registration here.
Focus on Transportation

    Keep moving up the leaderboard by taking advantage of these transportation-related activities today!
 Register for Travel Pal to Earn Points!
Businesses can reduce their carbon footprints by helping to encourage sustainable transportation choices for their employees. As you may have seen in our May 31 newsletter, the South Bay Cities Council of Governments offers a new trip planning tool called  South Bay Cities Travel Pal to help businesses and their employees do just that!

Travel Pal is a free and easy to use tool that showcases the alternative transportation options - walking, bicycling, transit and carpooling - available to employees who work in the South Bay. 

Using Travel Pal is an easy and fun way to earn points for the Green Building Challenge.  You can earn points 3 different ways:
Enroll as your company's Green Building Challenge leader - 75 points 

Log in to Travel Pal and register today:
    1.      Go to
    2.      Click on the registration link:        !m=account.register
    3.      Send us an email (with your name and GBC Sign-up in Subject Line) to:
Encourage employees to register - you earn 2 points per employee (up to 250 employees)
Please follow the same instructions listed above.

 Meet with Travel Pal Team 
and discuss setting up a 
Free Travel Pal Company Network - 50 points
To earn your points: contact us to schedule a meeting by August 31 and test this exciting tool to encourage carpooling, reduce parking challenges and encourage sustainable transportation choices for your employees. There is no obligation to participate, only to schedule a meeting to explore how this tool might benefit your business. Meetings must be conducted by November 15.

In addition, don't forget that you can earn points for allowing your employees to telecommute. Contact us for more information.

 Vanpool Formation Meeting
Helping employees make changes to their commuter trips is one of the biggest challenges and greatest opportunities that South Bay employers have to make a positive and important impact to their company's sustainable and "green" culture.  
Vanpools and carpools are strategies that can make a difference to your company's bottom line as well as save your employees money and time with a stress-free shared commute experience. 
Schedule a vanpool formation meeting before August 31 and earn 200 points! It's free and there is no obligation other than meeting with our team to learn more about this alternative commute strategy and discuss opportunities to promote it within your organization. Meetings must be completed by November 15. 
To earn your points: Call (310) 371-7222 and ask to schedule a vanpool formation meeting as part of the Green Building Challenge; you can also email to request your meeting. 

Upcoming Events

International Conference and Expo
Wed. October 5-Fri. October 7

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The green building community gathers to share ideals and mutual passion at Greenbuild, sparking a contagious buzz throughout the week. 

Greenbuild features three groundbreaking days of inspiring speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of the host city's green buildings. Join thousands of other people who agree that green building is a good idea and good for business. 

Let us know you've registered before 8/31/2016 and earn points for Tenant E&O-006 and Prop E&O-001. 

The Gas Company
Energy Resource Center (ERC) 
Guided Tour
Tuesday, September 13 
10:00-11:00 am

Get a first-hand, close-up look at a leading example of "green" building design and operation.
This 44,000 square foot conference, office and pilot-test center has received national recognition as being among the finest examples of renewable building design, construction and operation.
Tour will be held at:
Energy Resource Center
9240 Firestone Blvd
Downey, CA 90241

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!
  • Promote Alternative Transportation-50/100 points (Tenant TPT-005 or Prop  TEN-005)
  • Conduct a Commuter Survey - up to 300 points (Tenant or Prop TPT-001)
  • Improve Your Weekly Recycling Rate - 250 points (Tenant M&W-010)  
  • Promote Recycling - up to 300 points (Tenant & Prop  M&W-002)
Contact Us
Phone: 310-371-7222