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EV Charging Stations How-To
Workshop
- July 2014

DRY Ideas: Facing the California Drought Head On - April 2014

EASY STEPS TO SAVING WATER AT YOUR FACILITY

As the weather heats up, it’s a good time to think about water conservation – especially since this year has brought very little of the wet stuff so far. But don’t worry – the Santa Clara Valley Water District is here to help. Whether you manage an office complex, a hotel, an apartment building or a manufacturing facility, we have a program that can help you save water and money.

Indoor Water Conservation Measures

Get a new toilet – on us

Commercial Rebate Program
 
Custom (Measured) Rebates

Commercial kitchen water-efficient
sprayer for free

Outdoor Water Conservation Measures

LEARN MORE >

 

Energy & Sustainable Management Committee

COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Congratulations to the 2017 TOBY Earth Award Winner
Oracle Redwood Shores

The Earth category, of the prestigious TOBY Awards, recognizes the sustainable management efforts of commercial real estate.

If you are interested in learning how you can enter in the 2018 TOBY Earth Awards
visit the Earth Awards page for the criteria, judging forms and prep documents
to create your winning entry.

Save with Water Efficient Technology (WET) Rebates

Receive up to $50,000 for the installation of water efficient technology!
The Santa Clara Valley Water District provides a rebate of up to $50,000 for the installation of technology that reduces business water use.

The application process is simple. You can find the application form and instructions here.
Submit a completed application form at least seven weeks before technology is planned for installation.
For more information, go to the Water District website, email nbijoor@valleywater.org or call (408) 630-2040.

Charge!

Apply for funding for electric vehicle, or EV, charging stations.

The Air District is pleased to announce the Charge! Program, an incentive program that offers grant funding to help offset a portion of the cost of purchasing and installing new publicly available electric vehicle, or EV, charging stations within the Air District’s jurisdiction.

The goal of the Charge! Program is to rapidly expand access to EV charging stations to help achieve the Bay Area’s EV-adoption goals of 110,000 EVs by 2020, 247,000 EVs by 2025, and 90 percent of the overall vehicle fleet by 2050. As of December 2016, there are approximately 83,000 EVs registered to Bay Area drivers.

This program is funded through the Air District’s Transportation Fund for Clean Air Regional Fund, which provides grants to improve air quality within the nine-county Bay Area by reducing emissions of criteria pollutants from on-road vehicles.

An initial allocation of $5 million is available, and funding will be awarded to qualifying projects on a first-come, first-served basis.

The deadline to apply is March 9, 2018.  Click here for more details.

They are Looking for YOU!
Save money, time, and increase your property value.

If your commercial property falls in the green area of this map, local environmental nonprofit, 
Our City Forest, has a grant that can help your business!

For more information, read the BOMA SV Corridors newsletter article  or contact trees@ourcityforest.org.

Power Down: Unplucked!

Power Down:  Unplucked! encourages co-workers to turn
off their devices when leaving their workspaces.
If employees forget to unplug or power down their
devices—”fowl” play—they’ll find a rubber chicken on
their desk with tips for how to reduce energy waste.

Downloads:
Toolkit
One-Pager
Posters
Email Templates

For more great energy saving campaigns for you and your tenants, visit

California's Drought

Responding to California's drought is all of our responsibilities.  As commercial property managers, we must be steadfast in conserving our most precious resources and we rely on the expertise of our landscape vendors to accomplish this.  Are you doing all you can to conserve water?  Click on the links below from SaveourH2O.org to make sure you are doing all you can both at work and at home.

Water saving ideas for the Indoors:
http://saveourh2o.org/content/home

Water saving ideas for the Outdoors:
http://saveourh2o.org/content/outdoors

A Flex Alert is an urgent call to Californians to immediately conserve electricity and to shift demand to off-peak hours (after 6 p.m.). The Flex Alert campaign is an educational and emergency alert program that informs consumers about how and when to conserve electricity.  (Click here to sign up or learn more about FlexAlerts.)

What does that mean for commercial property managers?  You can sign your building up for Demand Response Program incentives from your utility.  Demand Response Programs typically provide incentives and other benefits to business owners who can reduce/curtail their facilities energy use during times of peak demand. These programs help ensure reliable and affordable power for all Californians and are available to most commercial customers and some residential customers. 

The Flex Alert page for businesses has links for all utility rebate and incentive programs to assist you in reducing your energy consumption, especially during Flex Alerts.

Watch the Flex Alert Button on this page and the BOMA Home Page.  When it turns orange, do your part to save energy (and save money)!

Girl Scouts of Seattle, Washington support BOMA's Sustainability Efforts

BOMA's Sustainability Page has a far reaching impact!  Girl Scouts in Seattle, Washington working on their Go Green! badges found our resources to be so helpful that they asked to join in by offering us a resource link.  After receiving agreement by the content creators, BOMA is pleased to present

"Going Green in Your Home"
http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Going-Green-in-Your-Home.17326.html

Thank you, Scouts!

Unwanted E-Waste Options

When all the presents have been opened – and hopefully everyone got what they wanted – the question may arise – "What do we do with all of the old, unwanted E-Waste (electronic equipment)?"  To find out more, click here.

Find out about waste diversion programs in your area!

As we all know, waste diversion and pick up for commercial buildings are largely driven by the municipality you are located in. To help you navigate the waters and maximize your building's waste diversion, the Energy and Sustainable Management committee has put together summary sheets providing the basic information on waste diversion programs by city.

Click here to find the information on recycling opportunities and tools available in your area.

Green Product Suggestions

 

 

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