The Los Angeles City Council is preparing to present an ordinance that would significantly change the electrification of new buildings.
The proposed ordinance will mandate decarbonization through electrification for all new buildings as of April 1st, 2023.Read More
Culver City has put a plan in motion to implement new reach codes that would change electrification requirements for new construction.
This follows a trend of California cities such as Santa Monica that have changed electrification laws to combat climate change.Read More
In a late August vote, California regulators voted to ban the sale of new gas vehicles by 2035.
Additionally, the California Air Resource Board set checkpoints of 35% of new cars sold being zero emissions by 2026 and 68% by 2030.
The Pasadena City Council voted to adopt its building electrification ordinance this month. The new code matches the policy outline approved by the council this past June.
Therefore, with some exceptions, new construction will not have natural gas hookups. As a result, new buildings in the city will only use electric appliances and devices.
Have your tenants asked you to submeter their commercial space yet? If not, they probably will soon! With submetering, your tenants are sure that their bills and leasing structure are just, that they have a return on investment of their individual energy conservation projects, and that they can proudly identify as sustainability leaders.Read More
Building automation brings with it more efficient building operations including improved occupant comfort, cost savings due to a reduction in energy usage, increased productivity, and better data insight.Read More
This month, BOMA International released a new policy brief, “COVID Prevention and Implications for Indoor Air Quality and Energy Usage.” This is the latest addition to BOMA’s series of COVID-19 resources and guidance documents, and it addresses …Read More
Best Practices in Elevator Maintenance Building Services, Electrical/Mechanical, Elevator Elevator maintenance is an essential function of effective building management. Malfunctioning elevators are one of the last scenarios any building management professional wants to have on their plate. Not only do elevator issues pose potential safety risks to tenants and their guests, they may also adversely affect…Read More