LA City Council to Propose New Building Electrification Ordinance
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 Planning New Electrification Codes
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
California to Ban the Sale of Gas-Powered Vehicles by 2035
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.
Pasadena Adopts Electrification Ordinance
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.
Understanding Building Submeters
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
Improve Efficiency through Building Automation
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
BOMA Releases New Guide on COVID Prevention and IAQ
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
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
Safety, Reliability, and Comfort: What Do Your High-Rise Tenants Think About Your Elevators?
Unless they work for a company like Mitsubishi Electric, you don’t want your building’s tenants and visitors thinking about your elevators. Elevators should be available with rides so safe and smooth the typical rider doesn’t notice how easily they moved between floors. Tenants expect elevators to work, and it’s an unwelcome interruption when they don’t. The occasional compliment is fine, but if you manage a high-rise, no news tends to equal good news when it comes to vertical transportation.Read More
Indoor Air Quality and Your Tenants: How often should your HVAC system be inspected?
Indoor Air Quality and Your Tenants: How often should your HVAC system be inspected? Air Conditioning, Electrical/Mechanical, Engineering, HVAC Your HVAC system keeps your building, and your tenants, comfortable in all kinds of weather and conditions. While heating and cooling is the primary role of your commercial HVAC system, it also has a significant impact…Read More