A Bright Future at The Old Globe

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The Old Globe is brightening their buildings by installing LEDs in their offices and offsite facility. These upgrades will help save over 10,000 kWh of electricity a year!  The Old Globe was able to utilize SDG&E’s Business Energy Solutions (BES) program to replace lighting at their offsite facility. Through the BES program, they replaced about 80% of the old fluorescent … Read More

SDG&E RELEASES SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY TO ADVANCE CARBON NEUTRALITY

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Amid the growing urgency to address climate change and its impacts, San Diego Gas & Electric released a comprehensive sustainability strategy with aspirational goals in the areas of environmental stewardship, clean transportation, grid modernization, community engagement and company operations to support California’s clean energy ambitions. The company’s holistic approach to sustainability builds on environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles, as … Read More

Increasing Green Building Operations in Balboa Park

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Though some organizations in Balboa Park have not reopened, many are taking the opportunity to plan for improvements to their facilities. Our program assisted in enrolling Casa de Balboa, House of Hospitality, Japanese Friendship Garden, Museum of Us, San Diego Natural History Museum, Spanish Village Art Center, The San Diego Museum of Art, The Old Globe, and the Timken Museum … Read More

ANNUAL E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

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On August 26th, 2020, the Sustainability Program hosted our third annual E-Waste Collection Event at Balboa Park for the Cultural Partnership’s members. During this event, organizations in the Park recycled their e-waste in a way that is safe for the environment. In collaboration with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), the Fleet Science Center, and EnviroGreen Recycling Services, our event … Read More

HVAC UPGRADES – SAN DIEGO NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

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The San Diego Natural History Museum, also known as The Nat, has always been an eco champion, leading the charge to a greener future with its sustainability initiatives. They have addressed their environmental impact in numerous aspects of their organization, from their use of sustainably produced paint and carpets, to their exhibit display furniture and mounts created in-house. Through SDG&E’s … Read More

EVs Make for a Cleaner and Greener Balboa Park

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Is it about time to get a new car? An electric vehicle (EV) may be the right choice for you. EV technology has greatly improved and offers many benefits compared to a traditional gas-powered car. In the long run, electric vehicles can be more convenient, reduce air pollutants, and save you money over fossil fuel-powered vehicles. Best of all, Balboa … Read More

Energy Efficiency At-Home Bingo!

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If you are interested in lowering your energy usage, play our Energy Efficiency At-Home Bingo! Practicing these helpful energy habits can be done in the comfort of your own home. These tasks are easy, simple, and take seconds to complete. For example, unplugging your appliances, turning off the lights, or opening a window. Incorporating these into your home by playing … Read More

HOW YOUR BUSINESS CAN SAVE ON ENERGY COSTS

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In a typical office building – lighting, heating, and cooling represent nearly 70% of total energy use making those systems the best targets for energy savings. During these uncertain times, every dollar counts. Here are some ways your business can cut its energy use and bills. 1. Use occupancy sensors and timers to turn off lights when they’re not in … Read More

STAY (GREEN) AT HOME 

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Since we are all staying at home and may have some time on our hands, why not kick start personal green efforts! Now more than ever it is important to look at ways to be sustainable where you live (and perhaps now work). Starting simple with one practice at a time can lead to a few or more eco-friendly habits … Read More

Balboa Park Leads in Environmental Sustainability for Urban Parks

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The  Park’s  Sustainability  Legacy  Continues  Through  LEED  Building  Recertifications A downloadable version of this release can be found here. Issued April 14, 2020 Updated April 14, 2020 Balboa Park, San Diego, CA – The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership has announced the achievement of four LEED building recertifications in famous Balboa Park. This achievement is a testament to the continued commitment of … Read More