Friday, October 24, 2014

BOMA California Advocacy Update - Water Bond Support & California Energy Code Update

BOMA San Francisco Members:

BOMA California recommends a Yes Vote on Proposition 1

BOMA California has endorsed Proposition 1 - a $7.5 billion water bond with significant funding for needed water storage projects -  on California’s November general election ballot.  California is in a severe drought and we have not had any significant investment in our state’s water infrastructure in many years.

We need Prop. 1 to build more storage capacity, keep California water clean, and keep it flowing to all parts of the state.

Energy Code Update - Your Input is Requested

The California Energy Commission (CEC) 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 process to a close with the CEC expected to release formal, 45-day language in early-2015. If the Commission stays on schedule, these updated energy efficiency standards could be adopted as early as May and are intended to take effect throughout the state on January 1, 2017.

Some of the changes being considered for non-residential buildings include energy conserving measures for indoor and outdoor lighting, HVAC systems, fans, elevators and escalators.

In order to more effectively focus attention on non-residential changes, the three most critical documents available on the CEC website are: 
  • 2016 Standards Part 06 Complete
  • 2016 CALGreen
  • 2016 Nonresidential Appendices
These codes will impact your business and your review and feedback is needed.  Please email Mathew Hargrove with BOMA California at with your comments.

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