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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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Charter Amendment to Merge Long Beach Utilities

Long Beach voters will likely see a utility charter amendment on the November ballot. It proposes to merge the gas and water utilities.
Long Beach is the only California city with two city-run utilities.
The city believes this merger will improve efficiencies and provide better service to the community. And at a lower cost. Long Beach is the only California city with two city-run utilities.

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Understanding Building Submeters

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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.

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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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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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Title 24 Ensures Building Efficiency

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As property owners and managers, it can get overwhelming when trying to understand all the different building codes. Title 24 is a specific part of the California Code of Regulations that specifically ensures building efficiency. These standards are updated every three years, so it is imperative to stay on top of the changes and avoid penalties.

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