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SDG&E: Give the people what they (will) want

SDG&E: Give the people what they (will) want

Did you know that nearly 50 percent of United States electric vehicle (EV) sales are in California? Roughly 25,000 of those vehicles are right here in San Diego. More are on the way! Car manufacturers are rolling out new EV models every year equipped with more of the features drivers are looking for in their vehicles. More and more San Diegans will soon be switching to EVs. And they will all need places to charge.

Be ahead of the demand. Now is the time to upgrade your facility with EV charging stations. Power Your Drive is SDG&E’s EV charging station program that is installing 3,500 chargers at apartments, condos and businesses. We do the work, you enjoy the benefits.

  • No maintenance required – we take care of this for you
  • No billing to manage – drivers can be billed on their SDG&E bill
  • No impact to your facility’s electric panel – chargers come directly off an SDG&E service
  • No public charging – the charging stations are just for your EV drivers’ use

Sign up on our interest list today! Visit sdge.com/PowerYourDrive to learn more or to submit your application to get started right away. Your (future) tenants will thank you.

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SDG&E: Act now to receive your free, smart thermostat(s)

SDG&E: Act now to receive your free, smart thermostat(s)

Looking for savings and an increased ability to manage your energy use? Focus more of your time on other parts of your business, and worry less about your energy use. Smart thermostats can help you manage your energy use and give you the ability to:

  • Control multiple thermostats and locations anywhere, anytime using a Smart Device
  • Set-up and receive alerts to troubleshoot issues, reducing the number of on-site service calls and time spent with contractors
  • Modify your business’s occupancy schedule

Don't miss this opportunity! Click here to find out if your business is eligible to receive these no-cost thermostats. Visit sdge.com/bizthermostats to learn more about this program.

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SDG&E: How to prepare for an emergency at work

Proper planning and preparation in advance can teach employees how to respond, help protect operations, and save lives should an emergency occur. Watch this video on emergency preparedness for businesses. Here are ten ways to stay safe in your workplace.

1. Know the location of the nearest exits, evacuation routes, automated external difibrilator (AED) and fire extinguishers
2. Know your building security and floor leaders
3. Participate in emergency exercises, drills and training programs
4. Consider getting trained in first aid, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an AED
5. Advise your supervisor of potential hazards so these can be corrected
6. If you discover a fire, close the doors to confine the fire and evacuate to a safe area; close as many doors as possible between you and the fire
7. If trapped in a room during a fire, place material/cloth around and under the door to prevent smoke from entering
8. Eliminate potential fire hazards by keeping offices and cubicles free from paper clutter; recycle all unnecessary paper
9. In the event of an earthquake:

  • Don’t run outside; falling debris could cause injury
  • Duck and cover under desks or tables and hold on to furniture; protect your head and neck
  • If you’re not near a desk or table, sit with your back against an interior wall; protect your head and neck with your arms
  • Avoid exterior walls, windows, hanging objects, mirrors, tall furniture, heavy objects and glass

10. During a power outage:

  • Be familiar with the physical layout of your facility and the availability of natural light; try to imagine your work area without any interior lighting
  • Limit movement between floors; if necessary use the stairs until power is restored
  • Turn off computers or other sensitive electrical equipment to protect against a possible surge when power is restored
  • Open window coverings for light and locate emergency equipment such as flashlights or light sticks
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Green Business Network Survey

From the San Diego Green Building Council:

Are you a business owner or manager?
Do you want to save money on your energy, water, and waste bills?
Is free marketing and outreach interesting to you?

If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions then you should sign up for the free Green Business Network today and take advantage of free waste, water, and energy evaluations and the opportunity to market yourself as a green business!

To learn more AND to enter in a drawing for a dozen delicious Sprinkles cupcakes, take the survey below. Ends September 1st.

Click here to take the survey

We want to hear your feedback and learn how to make resource efficiency easy for you!

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2017 Board of Directors Election Results

2017 Board of Directors Election Results

Welcome CC Summerfield to the OBMA Board of Directors. She was elected in early July 2017 to the Board.

At the July 13, 2017 OBMA Board Meeting, the votes werer counted and ratified. These board members were re-elected for another three-year period: Barbara Iacometti, Matt Kalla, Tevia Oskin, and Craig Gerwig. We look forward to another busy year for our hard-working Board of Directors.

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Food Safety & Preventative Maintenance Practices for Commercial Kitchens

Food Safety & Preventative Maintenance Practices for Commercial Kitchens

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm09/07/2017 5:00pm 09/07/2017 5:00pm Food Safety & Preventative Maintenance Practices for Commercial Kitchens

Food safety is always top of mind when you are operating a commercial foodservice establishment. FSTC (Fisher Nickel Testing Center)  is teaming up with Abraham Wilson, AKA Mr. Food Safety to discuss the important role that preventative maintenance plays in food safety. FSTC's Denis Livchak will talk about the importance of maintaining cooking equipment, refrigeration, ice machines and water heating in relation to food safety.

Its going to be an information filled seminar that will have you walking away with tips and tricks to help you keep your food safe!

Attendees will learn:
• Basic food safety essentials.
• The best locations for refrigeration.
• Hot water temperature requirements.
• The best method for thawing frozen food items.
• Preventative maintenance practices to keep your refrigeration food safe.

Learn more at SDG&E!

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Food safety is always top of mind when you are operating a commercial foodservice establishment. FSTC (Fisher Nickel Testing Center)  is teaming up with Abraham Wilson, AKA Mr. Food Safety to discuss the important role that preventative maintenance plays in food safety. FSTC's Denis Livchak will talk about the importance of maintaining cooking equipment, refrigeration, ice machines and water heating in relation to food safety.

Its going to be an information filled seminar that will have you walking away with tips and tricks to help you keep your food safe!

Attendees will learn:
• Basic food safety essentials.
• The best locations for refrigeration.
• Hot water temperature requirements.
• The best method for thawing frozen food items.
• Preventative maintenance practices to keep your refrigeration food safe.

Learn more at SDG&E!

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Mastering the Craft of Sustainable Brewing

Mastering the Craft of Sustainable Brewing

Sustainable brewing is not a watered down science, therefore running an earth friendly brewery is just as important as the beer.

The art of making craft beer is energy and water intensive. Learn steps to make your “beer” even more sustainable - looking at all aspects from the brewing process to the brewery. Hear from experts that will provide tips, tricks and tools to help you on your path toward the sustainable pint.

Attendees will learn:
• Where they can reuse their cooling water
• Four areas to reduce energy and water in their operations
• How to identify efficient technologies
• How to calculate water and associated energy costs

Learn more at SDG&E!

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SDG&E: Putting the Kitchen to the Test

SDG&E: Putting the Kitchen to the Test

PUTTING THE KITCHEN TO THE TEST
Werewolf American Pub Restaurant, an award winner in San Diego County, will be on site to discuss real-world kitchen results on energy efficient equipment. This class is for any commercial kitchen that is interested in knowing more about what and when it is most beneficial to invest in new, energy efficient equipment.  Fisher-Nickel, in partnership with SDG&E conducted the test and will share the stories behind the Werewolf cookline makeover as well as several other case studies in hotel, catering and institutional kitchens!

Register at:  Seminars.SDGE.com or click HERE.

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SDG&E: Energy Upgrade California: Do Your Thing™ - Inspiring Californians to Take Action

SDG&E: Energy Upgrade California: Do Your Thing™ - Inspiring Californians to Take Action

Do Your Thing™ is an anthem for all Californians, motivating residents and small businesses to take actions big or small to better manage energy consumption. The result is a cleaner, healthier, more prosperous California that we all can enjoy.

Do Your Thing™ taps into the pride, diversity, and power that each individual California resident and small business has to create a big change for our state through smart energy use. It empowers every Californian with the tools and information to benefit themselves and the state through more efficient energy use.

By rallying ALL Californians to take action, this will help to achieve the State’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050.

We invite you to join Energy Upgrade California in starting this movement by liking, following and sharing Energy Upgrade California across Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and #DoYourThing California!

Facebook.com/EnergyUpgradeCalifornia
Twitter.com/EnergyUpgradeCA
Instagram: @EnergyUpgrade_CA

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SDG&E: Give Your Business a Savings Boost

SDG&E: Give Your Business a Savings Boost

SDG&E’s Business Energy Advisor online tool can provide businesses opportunities to save. The tool can make things easier by analyzing energy data and can also:

• Group accounts and/or meters together for collective analysis
• Track and assess the effectiveness of energy efficiency initiatives
• Show time of use consumption and Event Day performance
• Give savings tips and recommend programs to help save even more

To learn more, visit sdge.com/BEA.

“We’re excited to offer a new way for our customers, billing on demand-based rates, to manage their energy use. It takes a moment to sign up for savings that will last even longer.” – Todd Cahill, Director of SDG&E Business Services

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