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Building Electrification Proposal Coming to Culver City

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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.

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Glendale Considers Building Electrification Code

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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.

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Los Angeles to Pilot “Zero Emission” Loading Zones

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Los Angeles to Pilot “Zero Emission” Loading Zones Sustainability, Uncategorized Los Angeles City Council has given the Department of Transportation (LADOT) approval to pilot a “zero-emission loading dock” program. This initiative would create new delivery zones exclusively available to zero-emission delivery vehicles.  The city will study the impacts of this program and will likely expand…

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New Santa Monica Zero Emissions Building Code

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Santa Monica is developing a Zero Emissions Building (ZEB) Code for 2023. The new code will eliminate natural gas options for all new buildings in the city, with limited exceptions.
Santa Monica joins a growing list of jurisdictions pushing building electrification and decarbonization codes.

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Los Angeles to Expand Citywide Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

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After instructing the Department of Water and Power to create a strategy long-term citywide Electric Vehicle Master plan, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to approve the Master Plan. This new strategy will address the emerging demand for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by furthering the expansion and accessibility of charging stations …

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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

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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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