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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: July, 2013

PREPARED FOR CALGREEN UPDATES?

Published on July 25, 2013

The newest updates to the state Green Building Code, better known as “CALGreen,” will be effective on January 1, 2014. Are you prepared? Even if you are, here is a very informative article to remind you of the many rapid change in the California  | Read More » |

ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS ACTION PLAN

Published on July 25, 2013

The next major step in the AB 758 Regulatory Process is underway and you have an opportunity to provide input and guide California policy that will have an impact on your business. This is an issue our industry has been working on for several years now,  | Read More » |

REVITALIZATION MEASURE RESTORING NARROW RDA AUTHORITY PASSES

Published on July 25, 2013

Next week the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee will hear AB 1080 (Alejo; D-Salinas), which will restore some Redevelopment authority to local governments. The measure allows local governments to establish individual Community Revitalization  | Read More » |

EV CHARGING STATION BILL MOVES FORWARD

Published on July 25, 2013

With support from both the commercial and residential real estate sectors, AB 1092 (Levine; D-San Rafael) passed the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality. Currently, there are no statewide building standards for electric vehicle charging infrastructure  | Read More » |

REGULATORY REFORM BILL MOVES FORWARD

Published on July 25, 2013

We are pleased to report that Senator Ben Hueso’s (D-San Diego) SB 401, which will assist in presenting a clear understanding of economic impacts from regulations to commercial construction by providing cost reporting requirements for new building standards,  | Read More » |

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE OUTLOOK LOOKING UP

Published on July 25, 2013

The current Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson California Commercial Real Estate survey, taken in May 2013, signifies a continued recovery of the real estate market in California with an acceleration of growth in non-residential building until 2016 or 2017.  | Read More » |

NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES

Published on July 25, 2013

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) director Kish Rajan has issued a detailed briefing outlining the new incentives included in the Governor’s Economic Development Initiative, mentioned above. Click here to read the  | Read More » |

NEW ERA FOR ENTERPRISE ZONES

Published on July 25, 2013

Yesterday in San Diego Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills which effectively end the state’s long-running Enterprise Zone program and establish the Governor’s Economic Development Initiative. The bipartisan legislation is intended to help bolster  | Read More » |

AB 1103 MANDATORY BENCHMARKING STARTS SEPT 1

Published on July 25, 2013

The Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program (AB 1103) will officially start on September 1, 2013, for buildings of 50,000 s.f. or more. Click here to see the announcement. The Energy Commission has released an FAQ to help with some basic  | Read More » |

LEARN HOW TO USE ENERGY STAR

Published on July 25, 2013

As of September 1, 2013, California’s mandatory benchmarking law will require that you use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to benchmark your building and disclose that information during certain transactions (see story below for more details). If you  | Read More » |

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