by: Martha Cox-Nitikman Publish Date: April/04/2017

The City of L.A. has begun implementation of the Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency (EBEWE) ordinance passed last year, and owners have already started receiving letters to comply if their building is over 100,000 sf. The compliance deadline is July 1, 2017.

by: Martha Cox-Nitikman Publish Date: January/24/2017

BOMA/GLA is a founding member of the Building Skills Partnership, an organization bringing together the SEIU-USWW and commercial real estate owners to foster workplace training for thousands of janitors around the state. Started over 10 years ago in Los Angeles by a handful of owners, the program now attracts hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants each year to train janitors for the new workplace. The recently-developed Green Janitor program adds value to building operations.

by: Mitchell Vieyra Publish Date: January/24/2017

If you have HVAC equipment in your building, then you should tune into BOMA International’s free February 9th webinar on Refrigerant Regulation and Legislation. The hour-long webinar earns you CPD credits for your RPA or FMA. To learn more, click here.

by: Martha Cox-Nitikman Publish Date: January/10/2017

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Major Accounts Team invites you to attend an information workshop on programs available to help you save money on your utility bills. The program will focus on LADWP’s Commercial Lighting Incentive Program, Energy Advantage Program, and Water Conservation.

by: Mitchell Vieyra Publish Date: January/05/2017

A group called the Citizens for Accountability and Good Government in Los Angeles has filed a petition to place a measure on the March ballot repealing the mandatory portions of the Zero Waste LA Exclusive Franchise System. The group has 120 days to obtain a sufficient number of signatures to place the measure on the ballot.

by: Martha Cox-Nitikman Publish Date: November/07/2016

Many building owners ask “what programs are currently available at LADWP for energy and water efficiency and EV charging stations?” Here are updated lists of the most current programs:

by: Mitchell Vieyra Publish Date: October/26/2016

BOMA/GLA has long supported the twin tunnel system proposed by Governor Jerry Brown, first known as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and now as the California WaterFix project. A document has come out to explain further development of the project and you can access it by clicking here. 

by: BOMA California Publish Date: September/23/2016

The Building Standards Commission and Department of Housing conducted a fourth workshop earlier this week as both agencies continue to refine draft building standards that will require recycled water infrastructure (purple pipe) in certain parts of the state starting July 1, 2018.  This is in response to the industry-supported legislation AB 2282 (Gatto) which mandated this agency action. 

by: BOMA California Publish Date: September/23/2016
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The 2019 Title 24 Standards update is underway. Utility-Sponsored Stakeholder meetings will be scheduled in fall 2016. These meetings are key in shaping the proposals that will be presented to the California Energy Commission and we need experts from our industry to participate.  If you think California’s Energy Code is overcomplicated and difficult to comply with, that may be a result of the fact that very few practitioners participate in the code writing process. 

by: Mitchell Vieyra Publish Date: September/13/2016

The BOMA/GLA Government Affairs Committee recently voted to support the re-opening of the Aliso Canyon Gas Wells in the San Fernando Valley. After a gas leak earlier this year, the wells have remained closed and the Gas Company has conducted a series of rigorous safety tests, following state and federal procedures with governmental oversight. 

by: BOMA California Publish Date: September/09/2016

The 2019 Title 24 Standards update is underway. Utility-Sponsored Stakeholder meetings will be scheduled in fall 2016. These meetings are key in shaping the proposals that will be presented to the California Energy Commission and we need experts from our industry to participate.  If you think California’s Energy Code is overcomplicated and difficult to comply with, that may be a result of the fact that very few practitioners participate in the code writing process. 

by: BOMA California Publish Date: September/09/2016

On behalf of the very large coalition of business groups, including commercial real estate, that expressed concerns about the GHG bills, Allan Zaremberg, President and CEO of the California Chamber of Commerce, released the following statement:

by: BOMA California Publish Date: August/30/2016

The State Assembly recently passed Senate Bill 32, which BOMA California and other business organizations have fought against over the last few months. 

SB 32 doubles GHG targets by 2030 and expands authority of regulatory bodies to regulate industry through command-and-control mandates; will increase energy costs for electricity and transportation fuels.

by: Martha Cox-Nitikman Publish Date: August/16/2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added a new feature to the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager, which allows building managers to track and benchmark building waste. Property professionals already use Portfolio Manager’s energy and water benchmarking tools to cut operating costs, and this new feature has the potential to make another significant impact on the industry and environment. The tool benchmarks 29 types of waste, including building materials, glass, paper, plastics and trash.

by: BOMA California Publish Date: August/12/2016

One bill that we have been watching very closely, as it has the potential to accelerate the trajectory of more expensive electricity and other fuels in this state is SB 32 (Pavley; D-Agoura Hills), which passed off of Suspense yesterday.

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