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STILL NO BUDGET – 58 DAYS LATE

August 27, 2010

Fifty eight days into the new fiscal year and still no budget. But have hope. There is a rampant rumor that “discussions” are being conducted and we could have a vote early next week. Exciting stuff, we know. We’ll let you know if we get anything more solid over the weekend and if details emerge.  More »

GOVERNOR SIGNS INDUSTRY-SPONSORED CODE-ADOPTION BILL

August 20, 2010

The Governor has signed AB 1693 (Ma), the industry-sponsored legislation that will reduce the frequency with which industry and local government have to deal with new changes to the state building code. For almost twenty years, California’s Health & Safety Code has required the Building Standards Commission and numerous other state agencies to 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 »

HISTORIC VOTE APPROVES USE OF PEX PLASTIC PIPE

The Building Standards Commission (BSC) on Monday unanimously adopted emergency regulations allowing the use of PEX Plastic Pipe on a statewide basis. Secretary Bill Leonard, who also serves as BSC chairman, indicated his support for this historic vote that appears to bring to an end to this legal and administrative battle that started in 1982. Unlike More »

2010 INDUSTRY AWARDS GALA

August 13, 2010

The Industry Awards Dinner is scheduled for October 21, 2010 at The Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach. This event is not to be missed as it is a chance to recognize the unwavering leadership of individuals and companies dedicated to our industry. Winners of the 2010 CBPA Industry Awards have been announced. Industry Awards are given to leaders in the More »

CALCHAMBER SOUNDS ALARM ON IMPACT OF PROPOSITION 19

According to a recent legal analysis by the California Chamber of Commerce, Proposition 19, the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, not only would legalize pot use in California, it also would create a legal quagmire for employers by compromising workplace safety and establishing a new class of protected workers in the state. Click here More »

SB 375/ARB REPORT ON REDUCTION TARGETS FOR AUTOS AND LIGHT TRUCKS

ARB staff has released its proposed regional greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for automobiles and light trucks pursuant to Senate Bill 375. The report and its associated California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Functional Equivalent Document are now available online for a 45-day public review period. These proposed targets will be considered More »

SDG&E SEEKS 7 PERCENT RATE HIKE

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. has asked regulators for its largest increase in revenue in at least 30 years as part of an initial filing to raise rates for electricity and gas. In a draft application submitted in early August, the utility said it needs $310 million additional dollars, a 7 percent increase from 2010 revenue, to cover costs through More »

ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND HVAC BUILDING PERMIT ENHANCED ENFORCEMENT

The Contractor’s State Licensing Board (CSLB) is advising licensees that it is accelerating its enforcement plan to ensure that new Title 24 Energy Efficiency enhanced compliance requirements are being met for HVAC systems in Residential and Nonresidential Buildings. These requirements include enhanced duct sealing, proper refrigerant charge, airflow, More »

BUILDING STANDARDS COMMISSION SET FOR HISTORIC VOTE ON PLASTIC PIPE

The California Building Standards Commission is set to vote this Monday on an emergency regulatory package that would effectively allow the use of PEX plastic pipe on a statewide basis. What separates this proceeding from all of the others is that all of the interested parties seem to be in agreement with the proposed settlement. If approved on Monday, More »

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