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Casa del Prado, House of Charm, and Casa de Balboa are LEED-ing the way to a sustainable future for Balboa Park! July marks the end of the LEED Performance Period for these institutions. The next three months will be focused on documentation and wrapping up outstanding items.
SDG&E recognized 10 local business customers at the 9th Annual Energy Showcase as Energy Champions for their outstanding results in energy efficiency and conservation last month. BPCP was proud to be recognized with this honor last year and excited to see our Local Government Partner, City of Chula Vista win within the Government sector this year!
The following Energy Champion award winners were named during the May event:
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.