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by Jodi Summers California’s green protocols will continue to influence green building. January 2017 will see the application of “Title 24,” building energy efficiency standards set forth by the California Energy Commission. The updated building energy efficiency should cut regulated energy use in new homes by 28% and save consumers $31 a month compared to […]

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edited by Jodi Summers Here’s some fascinating cocktail party information you can share about Santa Monica Bay: Santa Monica Bay is an integral part of the larger geographic region commonly known as the Southern California Bight, according to www.santamonicabay.org. The Bay itself is the submerged portion of the Los Angeles Coastal Plain. It is bordered […]

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by Jodi Summers Now that we are in a drought, Californian are constantly reminded to cut down on their water usage. Figures released by the State Water Resources Control Board, praise urban residents for cutting water consumption 28.9%. Governor Jerry Brown is requiring urban areas to cut water use 25%, the first mandatory water rationing […]

edited by Jodi Summers National Geographic has come up with a very entertaining app that takes you through your weekly water usage. By plugging information about your home, yard, diet, energy, and consumer choices the app calculates your water usage compared to the average American. Know this: The average American lifestyle is kept afloat by […]

by Jodi Summers Do you know how to swim out of a rip current? Now you’ll be able to learn over cocktails, because the information will be on your drink coaster. The Los Angeles County Surf Life Saving Association (LACoSLSA) has created an ocean safety awareness campaign to remind beachgoers of the dangers of rip […]

by Jodi Summers Sometimes the government of the City of Santa Monica enjoys giving itself hurdles to straddle. In 2010, the last time that Santa Monica participated in the Urban Water Management Plan required by the state, SM city officials saddled themselves with a stringent goal committing the city to consume only 123 gallons per […]