Century Car Wash
Century 21 Union Realty
Chapin Restaurant and Bakery
Charly's Restaurant (2)*
Courtyard (2)*
Real Estate Managment Services Inc.
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 Green Building Challenge Newsletter |August 23, 2016

We are pleased to have 172 businesses participating in the Green Building Challenge! We are excited to welcome our newest members: First Class Foods, B &R Burgers, Le Pain Du Jour Bakery, Charly's Restaurant, South Bay Dental Center, Topline Nails and Aimee's Beauty Salon. (*No website available for business names not underlined.)

Now is the time to complete and enter all of your activities and earn points by August 31! There is still time to take advantage of our free Level 1 Energy Audits and transportation programs, South Bay Travel Pal and vanpool formation meetings to save energy, reduce costs and earn points. Also, the Green Per Square Foot platform will remain available to you as a resource. 

REGISTER TODAY for the free Green Building Challenge Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 7:30-9:30 am at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo! We are excited to announce that we will be joined by Mayor Suzanne Fuentes who will welcome us to El Segundo. Hear from our special guest California Air Resources Board and AQMD Board Member Judy Mitchell who also serves as a Rolling Hills Estates Councilmember. California State Assemblymember Mike Gipson has also confirmed his attendance! GBC participants will be recognized for their efforts and it will be a great opportunity to network with other business leaders who are committed to sustainability. Stay tuned for more event updates and register here.

The South Bay Cities Council of Governments is pleased to be offering a FREE workshop for businesses,"Building Economic Resilience: Removing the Financing Barriers to Your Energy Efficiency, Water, and Solar Upgrades" on Wednesday, October 26th from 8:30 am-1:30 pm at the Doubletree Hotel in Torrance. This event will be an exciting opportunity to learn ways to finance your energy efficiency, water conservation and solar projects. Hear the most current information from industry experts and a keynote address by Sara Neff, Vice President of Sustainability at Kilroy Realty Corp. A continental breakfast and LUNCH will be provided. Contact us at or 310-371-7222 by August 31 to let us know you plan to attend and earn points!
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NEW Southern California Edison Incentives
Aliso Canyon supplies gas to power plants in the Los Angeles Basin. In late 2015, a leak at was discovered that has reduced the facility to one-fifth of its capacity, causing several scheduled blackouts and possibly other electric power curtailments. 

Southern California Edison is offering its customers incentive programs in response. Both programs listed below run until the end of the year.
Demand Response Program

NRG Curtailment Solutions (NRGCS), in partnership with Lockheed Martin Energy, has entered into an exclusive contract with Southern California Edison (SCE) specifically geared towards the relief of the Los Angeles area during the Aliso Canyon gas shortage.  

The program offers advanced notice of potential blackouts and financial incentives to businesses that are able to reduce electricity usage during times of peak demand.

LED Incentive

1. This is for customers with existing T12 troffers and wish to replace them with an LED retrofit kit.  The Incentive ranges between $20 & $60 per fixture, dependent upon equipment selection.

2. This is for customers who have existing 4-foot Linear Fluorescent T8 lamps and wish to replace them with 4-foot LED "Plug and Play" tubes.  The incentive is $4 per lamp.

Contact John Tierney at for details
Easy Ways to Earn Points and Climb the Leaderboard!
  • Learn about PACE Financing -300 points (Tenant ENR-013, Prop ENR-022)
  • 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 Water Audit - (Tenant H2O-001 (250 points), Prop H20-001 (500 points) 

Sign in to your account here to access these activities, or contact us at 310-371-7222 or for assistance. 

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