Biomimicry follows Life’s Principles. Life’s Principles instruct us to: build from the bottom up, self-assemble, optimize rather than maximize, use free energy, cross-pollinate, embrace diversity, adapt and evolve, use life-friendly materials and processes, engage in symbiotic relationships, and enhance the bio-sphere. By following the principles life uses, you can create products and processes that are well adapted to life on earth.
The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is looking for a university intern to support the Sustainability Program’s LEED initiatives at three Balboa Park multi-tenant buildings. The Balboa Park LEED intern will assist building tenants to document green purchasing compliance in the Materials and Resource category of the LEED 2009 Existing Building: Operations + Maintenance rating system.
Balboa Park and City of San Diego employees and volunteers came together on Thursday, March 20 for an exclusive energy-savings event. Residential use LED light bulbs and energy- and water-efficient shower heads were offered at substantial discounts.
This was a fun and interesting way to learn more about energy efficiency savings and LED technology for your home.
See photos from the event!
Together with the City of San Diego (Environmental Services Department, Parks and Recreation, Public Works Facilities Division), San Diego Gas & Electric, San Diego Green Building Council and our cultural institutions, we are working diligently towards a LEED certification goal for Balboa Park.
Rebates and incentives for qualifying energy-efficient products can help offset the costs of new equipment, such as heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC), lighting, refrigeration and food-service equipment. Rebates can total up to $350,000, and incentives can cover up to 50% of the cost of qualified projects. For more information, visit sdge.com/business.
Call SDG&E’s Energy Savings Center at 1-800-644-6133 or visit http://sdge.com/business to find the best energy solution for your business.
These three easy-to-use online tools can help track your energy numbers!
- Online energy management tool
- Energy Waves
- kWickview® online power monitoring
Online energy management tool:
Learn more about how to save energy at the Expo where you will see the latest in energy smart products and services for businesses. You can also check out alternative fuel vehicles at the Expo's ride and drive event! Visit http://sdge.com/energyshowcase for more information and to see customer success stories.
Balboa Park Facility Managers and Directors are invited to attend IFMA San Diego's Industry Partners Expo. This is an opportunity to learn about the latest products and services of IFMA's Industry Partners at a fun and memorable event. Facility Managers are encouraged to wear GREEN and have a chance to win some $-GREEN-$ with over $1500 in cash and prizes.
Questions, please contact:
Caryn Worcester, CAE
IFMA San Diego
Balboa Park welcomes 70 lighting manufacturers, distributors and electrical contractors for a walking case study on lighting technologies applied in museum settings. This tour is part of a three-day lighting education program through REXEL*.