WEEKLY ALERT ON HIATUS UNTIL JAN 8

Posted: November 20, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
  Please note, the Weekly Alert will be on hiatus from now until the New Year. But don’t worry, if anything major happens, we’ll be sure to let you know. We will return to our regular schedule on Friday, January 8, to bring you all the news, gossip, and inside information from Sacramento. In the meantime, if you have any questions, comments, or need information, please email Matthew Hargrove.  Read More →

EARLY POSITIONS ON PROPOSITIONS

Posted: November 20, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
At its November meeting, CBPA Board of Directors took early positons on two propositions that will appear on the Nov. 8, 2016, statewide ballot. Measures have not been assigned ballot designations yet by the Secretary of State: Firstly, the board voted to “support” the K-12/Community College Facilities School bond. This measure asks voters to approve $9 billion in general obligation bonds: $3 billion for new construction and $3 billion for modernization of K-12 public school facilities; $1 billion ...

EXISTING BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND BENCHMARKING

Posted: November 20, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
  The state is currently in the process of writing regulations to implement energy efficiency programs that will have an impact on your buildings.  Much of the current focus is shifting from new construction to existing buildings.  The best way to prepare your business for success is being active, engaged, and making business decisions that will enable you to stay ahead of our state’s minimum requirements. The Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) on Thursday, December 3rd from 12:30-1:30 ...

BENCHMARKING LAW REFORM

Posted: November 20, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
  Last week, the Energy Commission held its first regulatory hearing on AB 802, the bill that repealed AB 1103 and re-calibrates the regulatory process and addresses a number of complaints our industry has had about since AB 1103 was in the Legislature. The commercial real estate industry supported AB 802 because it fixed many operational complaints we have had about the program over the years, primarily the fact that it forced a benchmark in the middle of a real estate transaction and focused ...

***GOOD NEWS*** LIGHTING CONTROL REFORMS ADOPTED

Posted: November 20, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Although we ran this story last week, we are re-printing it because it addresses a statewide regulation that has been extremely challenging for our industry and we want to make sure you are aware of this good news. After almost a year of working with the Energy Commission, Docket No. 15-BSTD-01 was adopted to address issues related to the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Lighting Retrofit Code. As California’s energy code has lead the way in the nation making sure that our buildings are ...

HOW WILL THE FASB AND IASB RULES IMPACT YOUR COMPANY?

Posted: November 20, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has the scoop: The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) have been working jointly for years to develop a new model for the recognition of assets and liabilities arising under lease contracts as part of the global effort to establish uniform corporate financial accounting standards. These efforts to reconsider the standards under FAS 13 and IAS 17 are based on long held views regarding ...

75% RECYCLING GOAL WORKSHOPS

Posted: November 20, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
CalRecycle is hosting two workshops–one in southern California and one in northern California to discuss strategies, investment, and partnerships needed to achieve our state’s 75 percent recycling goal.  This will impact commercial real estate and we are encouraging members to attend and provide input based on how you operate.  Staff will present and seek feedback on potential funding mechanisms to support the 75 percent recycling goal and provide sustainable funding as disposal fee revenue ...

PROPOSITION 65

Posted: November 20, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
  We are participants of a CalChamber led coalition working on Prop. 65 issues.  Here is an update from the Chamber and we thank their leadership and staff working on this issue: The state Department of Justice (DOJ) has proposed amendments that would affect settlement terms for enforcement actions filed by private parties under Proposition 65. The amendments are well-intended, but likely will increase the cost of settlements. The CalChamber is leading a coalition of nearly 200 California-based ...

LIGHTING CONTROL REFORMS ADOPTED

Posted: November 14, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
After almost a year of working with the Energy Commission, Docket No. 15-BSTD-01 was adopted to address issues related to the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Lighting Retrofit Code. As California’s energy code has lead the way in the nation making sure that our buildings are the most efficient in the country, from time-to-time regulations may not work out in the real world as they do on paper.  Even with thorough analysis and an inclusive stakeholder process, the lighting retrofit requirements ...

STUDY SAYS STATE HAS LOST 9K BUSINESSES

Posted: November 14, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
A new study says that California’s business climate is driving jobs out of the state. Click here to read about it.  Read More →
© 2007-2012 Building Owners and Managers Association of California (BOMA Cal)