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CALGREEN – 110 DAYS AWAY

September 17, 2010

New code becomes mandatory January 1, 2011 for all new construction in California. These comprehensive regulations will apply to all newly constructed residential, commercial, school and hospital buildings. In cooperation with the Building Standards Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development, Green Technology is providing seminars More »

GUIDE TO THE NONRESIDENTIAL CALGREEN CODE

The First Edition of the “Guide to the Nonresidential CALGreen Code” is now published on the Building Standards Commission (BSC) website at the following link: http://www.bsc.ca.gov/CALGreen/default.htm  More »

FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION REGULATION

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) was authorized via SB 5 (Machado) to develop building standards that “reduces the risk of flood damage and to protect life, safety, and the construction in the Central Valley Flood Plain Management Area.” During the adoption of the 2010 edition of the California Building Code (CBC), DWR was convinced to withdraw More »

CARRIED INTEREST IS COMING BACK!

We have learned from our friends at ICSC that there may be additional efforts in the U.S. Senate to revive consideration of the carried interest tax increase. Senator Max Baucus (MT-D) introduced a new version of the tax extenders bill, paid for with the carried interest tax increase that he would like to move in the next couple of weeks. This provision More »

CALIFORNIA CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING PREVENTION ACT OF 2010

The California Apartment Association has put together the following alert to help managers of residential properties deal with SB 183 recently signed by the Governor: California’s Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 requires that all residential property be equipped with a carbon monoxide detector when the property has a fossil fuel burning More »

BILLS ON THE GOVERNOR’S DESK/SIGNED/VETOED

AB 482 (D-Mendoza) – Employment: Consumer Credit Reports. This measure prohibits employers from using consumer credit reports for employment purposes unless the information is “substantially job related” as defined. Oppose. Veto Request. AB 737 (Chesbro; D – Eureka) Mandates commercial recycling measure on private buildings but not public More »

STILL NO BUDGET – 79 DAYS LATE – HISTORY MADE

The State of California made a dubious historical achievement…today marks the longest into the fiscal year the state has gone without passing a budget. We should all be really proud of this achievement. We’d like to thank our elected officials for working so hard to make this day come to fruition. The public scorn and ridicule from other states More »

GUIDE TO THE NONRESIDENTIAL CALGREEN CODE

August 27, 2010

The First Edition of the “Guide to the Nonresidential CALGreen Code” is now published on the Building Standards Commission (BSC) website at the following link: http://www.bsc.ca.gov/CALGreen/default.htm  More »

BILLS WE ARE WATCHING

Your Sacramento staff is still following almost one hundred bills wending their way through the process. However, here are some highlights: AB 2670 (J. Pérez; D – Los Angeles) Mandates certain state buildings be evaluated using a private green building program without recognizing the state’s own green building code, CALGreen. Oppose. SB 7 (Romero; More »

SESSION ALMOST OVER

The 2009-2010 Legislative Session ends on Tuesday. Hundreds of bills are being acted upon. “Gut-and-amends,” bills being completely changed at the last minute, are a natural hazard this time of year, and something we watch for very closely.  More »

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