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Southern California Braces for More Unprecedented Water Cuts

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After months of poor weather and climate, Southern California is set to experience some of the state’s worst water restrictions. Unfortunately, the region’s water supply isn’t expected to get better anytime soon. According to NOAA’s weekly report the US Drought Monitor, 93% of California is experiencing a severe drought. Additionally, 35% is currently in extreme …

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Urban Beekeeping and Commercial Real Estate

Urban beekeeping

The commercial real estate industry has long been a leader in promoting sustainable building practices. From using carbon-free technologies, developing energy efficient waste systems, and collaboration with City governments on sustainability measures, the CRE has actively played a role in supporting the environment. In keeping with this trend, urban beekeeping has surfaced as…

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Support BOMA International’s Carbon Reduction Efforts Now!

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As governments become increasingly mobilized towards climate change and carbon mitigation policies, the commercial real estate industry has become zoned in on as a way to reduce carbon emissions. To be sure, buildings and offices have become an inescapable part of the conversation on climate change, and CRE professionals have long led …

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How Energy Analytics are Driving Change in Commercial Real Estate

In the days of paper spreadsheets and clipboards, determining energy inefficiencies in CRE was…inefficient. The process often involved guesswork and obtuse billing formulas. When it came to pinpointing sustainability measures, building teams were left feeling around in the dark — sometimes literally. (Hard-to-reach meters in dank basements, anyone?)

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California Rejects Sweeping Sustainability Bill That Would’ve Created Unrealistic Goals for the CRE

AB 1395

California Rejects Sweeping Sustainability Bill That Would’ve Created Unrealistic Goals for the CRE Sustainability After months of debating and input by business stakeholders, California officials have officially struck down a bill that would have heavily impacted commercial real estate operations. Without a doubt, this is a huge win for California property owners and managers. AB…

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Sustainable Landscaping Tips for Your Building

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Sustainable Landscaping Tips for Your Building Exteriors, Landscaping, Sustainability Sustainability has become an important goal for commercial real estate, including landscape architecture and design. In fact, the state of California has developed a set of municipal and statewide guidelines for landscaping around commercial buildings and industrial zones. One of the more important set of guidelines is the Model Water…

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Mayor Garcetti’s Climate Emergency Mobilization Office Will Help Meet the Goals of the Green New Deal

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Mayor Garcetti’s Climate Emergency Mobilization Office Will Help Meet the Goals of the Green New Deal Sustainability Mayor Garcetti has launched Los Angeles’ first-ever Climate Emergency Mobilization Office (CEMO), which will connect various City offices and community leaders to help meet the goals of the Green New Deal. Los Angeles’ Green New Deal, unveiled in…

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LA County Makes Significant Sustainability Progress

OurCounty County Sustainability

Last year, the LA County Board of Supervisors passed OurCounty, a comprehensive regional sustainability plan that sought to orient LA County towards a green future. While some of the projects initially seemed difficult to implement, the County is certainly turning heads. In their annual report, the County Chief Sustainability Office has publicized their …

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