Building Electrification Proposal Coming to Culver City
Culver City is proposing a building electrification policy for new construction. All new buildings in the city could only be built with electric appliances.
With recent headlines about grid reliability in the state, the new drive to electrification is raising concerns about unintended consequences.
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.
Glendale Considers Building Electrification Code
Glendale is developing new building electrification, and electric vehicle (EV) reach codes. The new regulations would impact new building construction effective January 1st, 2023.
The city staff is soliciting feedback on the proposed codes now. City council action is anticipated later this fall.
Business Community Shares Concerns over California’s Climate Policy
Through aggressive action, the state is trying to combat the already damning effects climate change has caused.Read More
Regional Drought Restrictions Vary with Approach
With most local water utilities purchasing water from a single source, drought restrictions will look similar across the regions. But it is essential to pay attention to the different approaches they will take with implementation.Read More
Victory Alert: AB 2840, A Job Killer for the Warehouse Industry, Shelved for 2022
A bill that would target warehouse and logistic centers has passed the California State Assembly and will soon be considered by the State Senate. In short, this bill (Assembly Bill 2840) would ban many new warehouse/logistics facilities in Southern California…Read More
Being Green: Tips to Stay on Top of Recycling Regulations
For building management, recycling can be a double-edged sword. We all want to participate in helping the planet, but with constant new regulations, it can seem like recycling programs are more about avoiding fines. Here’s how to stay ahead of the curve and keep it green.Read More
After RecycLA Rate Increases During Pandemic, LA Considers Payment Deferments
Implemented in 2017, RecycLA was introduced as a new program to manage waste and recycling services. Through a public-private partnership between the City and 7 service providers, RecycLA services 11 areas and 64,828 customers throughout Los Angeles. Although RecycLA has helped steer the City into …Read More
Garcetti to Lead the Climate Mayors Initiative, Bold Sustainability Changes Coming to CRE
Boasting over 450 signatures, Climate Mayors (LINK) is a bold network of U.S. mayors with the goal of mitigating climate change. Through close contact, this collaborative group seeks to create innovative sustainability initiatives across many U.S. urban cities. In fact …Read More
County and City Sustainability Plans Means Big Changes for CRE
In the past two years, Los Angeles has become a leading example in regard to sustainability programs. In particular, the Los Angeles Board Supervisors passed the OurCounty Sustainability Plan last year, which includes significant initiatives that affect many industries. In the same fashion, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles City …Read More