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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: April 29th, 2011

CALGREEN NOW MANDATORY – TRAINING AVAILABLE

Published on April 29, 2011

CALGreen, the nation’s first statewide green building code, is now mandatory for all new construction. Training on this new code is now more important than ever. Green Technology’s CALGreen training, developed in partnership with the California  | Read More » |

ENERGY COMMISSION WORKSHOP ON NON-RESIDENTIAL ENERGY REGS

Published on April 29, 2011

The CEC has an upcoming workshop scheduled on May 5. Please let us know if you have issues of interest at this proceeding. If you want to participate directly follow the link for more information: May 5 Workshop on draft revisions for Nonresidential  | Read More » |

ENERGY COMMISSION TIMETABLE FOR MAJOR REGULATORY UPDATE

Published on April 29, 2011

Given discussions at California Energy Commission (CEC) hearings and workshops over the past five months, the CEC is about to kick-off the biggest update of its standards in the 35-year history of that commission. Even though comparisons show the California  | Read More » |

PROPOSED CODE CHANGES RELEASED FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT

Published on April 29, 2011

The Building Standards Commission (BSC), Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM) have released “45-Day Language” code-change proposals. Key proposals include: BSC’s update of the Green  | Read More » |

EXISTING BUILDING ENERGY REGS UNDERWAY

Published on April 29, 2011

Signed into law in 2008, AB 758 (Skinner; D-Berkeley) requires the Energy Commission to develop and implement a comprehensive program to seek greater energy savings in California’s existing residential and commercial building stock. In response, the  | Read More » |

NLRB GETS AGGRESSIVE

Published on April 29, 2011

The New York Times has been providing very good coverage of some very worrisome actions recently taken by the National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB plans on suing two states for “card check” rules, and a major employer who moved operations from  | Read More » |

BILL TO BAN BIG RETAIL WILL BE HEARD ON MONDAY

Published on April 29, 2011

Senate Bill 469 (Vargas; D-San Diego), a bill pushed by some unions to make it more difficult to build “big box” retail stores in California, will be heard in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on Monday. Under the guise of “assuring better  | Read More » |

OPPOSITION FOR WATER SUBMETER MANDATE

Published on April 29, 2011

On the other hand, we had to oppose another bill – AB 19 (Fong; D-Mountain View) – mandating water submeters be installed in all residential dwelling units. We communicated to the Legislature that although we do not oppose the installation  | Read More » |

SUPPORT FOR WATER SUBMETER BILL

Published on April 29, 2011

As California builders, managers, and tenants are looking for cost effective ways to become more efficient, the use of electrical and water submeters have become more common. The commercial real estate industry supports policies that will help users  | Read More » |

BILL MANDATING HIRES HEARING NEXT WEEK

Published on April 29, 2011

A bill carried on behalf of SEIU by Assemblymember Jose Solario (D-Santa Ana) that forces employers to hire certain employees when the ownership or management of a building changes hands, will be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Wednesday,  | Read More » |

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