HELP AVAILABLE FOR LIGHTING CONTROL REQUIREMENTS

Posted: October 24, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
There have been significant changes in lighting controls requirements from the 2008 to the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.  One such change lies in the requirements for certification and verification of lighting controls.  The California Energy Commission has posted a Fact Sheet on its website, to clarify whether a given type of lighting control falls under the certification and verification requirements of the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Standards or the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency ...

HELP WITH THE 2013 ENERGY STANDARDS

Posted: October 24, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
For assistance with understanding or locating information in the 2013 Energy Standards, contact the Energy Standards Hotline at: (800) 772-3300 (toll-free in California); (916) 654-5106 (outside California); or, via email by Clicking here.   Read More →

CEQA ABUSE KILLS ANOTHER PROJECT AND JOBS

Posted: October 24, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Kinkisharyo International LLC has scrapped plans to build a rail car manufacturing plant in Palmdale following a labor dispute and will instead look outside California to locate the facility.  This is another instance that further proves why CEQA needs some common sense reforms.  Read the full story here.  Read More →

TOP 10 ADA CLAIMS AGAINST BUSINESSES IN CA

Posted: October 24, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Pursuant to SB 1186 – a bill we sponsored two years ago which helped reform ADA abuses in California – the California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA) has published a list of “TOP 10 Demand Letters & Claims.” The best way to avoid such a lawsuit is to know law, the building code, and assure your property complies.  We hope you find this information helpful.  The CCDA is authorized by California Government Code Sections 8299-8299.11 to act as an information resource; to research ...

ADA COMPLIANCE UPDATE

Posted: October 24, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
For more detailed information regarding compliance/policy issues related to recent reforms, Click here.  Read More →

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES SUMMIT

Posted: October 24, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
From October 20-22, 2014 in downtown San Francisco, the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council made up of California’s Investor Owned Utilities, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Los Angeles Department and Water and Power, the Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission, will host the 6th Biennial Emerging Technologies Summit.  The Summit will gather more than 500 stakeholders in the energy efficiency and demand response sectors to learn, ideate and debate the ...

ELECTION REMINDERS

Posted: October 14, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The General Election is Tuesday, November 4, 2014 – this is an important election with many propositions and candidates on vying for your vote.   The last day to register to vote is October 20, 2014, and the last day to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot is October 28. Vote.  Its extremely important.  Read More →

2014 WATER BOND AND OTHER PROPOSITIONS

Posted: October 14, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
CBPA supports the Water Bond which will be on the November Ballot as Proposition 1, and recommends you vote “yes.” Prop. 1 is a $7.5 billion bond, and will help provide much needed water infrastructure. CBPA also supports Proposition 2, which increases the states “rainy day fund,”  requiring the state to save money and pay down debts when times are good.  We recommends you vote “yes.” The Secretary of State’s website provides information on all the ballot propositions.  Click here for ...

CEC TO UNVEIL 2017 CHANGES TO EFFICIENCY STANDARDS

Posted: October 14, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
After conducting a series of stakeholder meetings and public workshops over the past 6 months, the California Energy Commission is preparing to unveil the Draft Language for Residential and Non-Residential Efficiency Standards at a workshop scheduled for Monday, November 3rd.   This workshop will bring the “informal” part of this proceeding to a close with the CEC expected to release formal, 45-Day Language in early-2015.  If the CEC stays on schedule, these updated energy efficiency standards ...

CA COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS

Posted: October 14, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The California Commission on Disability Access is hosting a Community Stakeholders Gathering on October 21, 2014, at 634 South Spring Street Los Angeles, from 5 –7pm. Joining the California Commission on Disability Access, CCDA are Business Owners, Disability Advocates, ADA experts, State and Local Government Representatives, Building Officials, and the Legal Communities for an extremely rare networking opportunity. The mission of the California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA) is to promote ...
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