February 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilmember Herb Wesson attended today the unveiling of the first building - the Vineyard Recreation Center - to be retrofitted by workers trained through the Green Retrofit Workforce Program. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the first-in-the nation, workforce development retrofit program targets workers from low-income communities and trains them with the skills they need to obtain good-paying, green jobs.“The Green Retrofit Workforce Program is a national model for how to build a specialized, highly-trained workforce that can retrofit municipal buildings to drastically reduce our City’s carbon footprint,” Mayor Villaraigosa said. “After all, electricity use within buildings accounts for almost one-third of our greenhouse gas emissions -- emitting almost 17 million tons of greenhouse gas a year into the air we breathe.”
East Bay, CA - February 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Green City Lofts Owners Association Selects MERIT for Property Management Services MERIT will provide property management services for the 64-unit mid-rise community in Emeryville, CA
Brea, CA - November 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Jamboree Housing Corporation announced today that it is breaking ground on the development of Bonterra Apartment Homes, a new neighborhood in Brea, CA, that will provide workforce housing for families who earn between 30% and 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI). The official Ground Breaking is Wednesday, December 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Program participants include Mayor Ron Garcia and City Councilmembers, Jamboree executives and partnership representatives. Interview and photo opportunities are available
Washington, DC - November 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) applauded the approval of the Genesis Solar Project by the U.S. Department of Interior, which will be located 25 miles west of Blythe. The Congresswoman has been a leader in Congress on the issues of solar, alternative and renewable energy production, and has worked tirelessly to support the increased use of these technologies throughout the 45th Congressional District. According to Bono Mack, the Genesis Solar Project will produce 250 megawatts of energy, enough to power 75,000 to 187,000 homes with clean energy.
JAMBOREE HOUSING CORPORATION TO OPEN GREENLEAF IN ANAHEIM, IT’S NEWEST AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMMUNITY FOR...
Anaheim, CA - November 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Jamboree Housing Corporation, a leading developer of affordable housing in California, announced today the grand opening of Greenleaf Family Apartments in Anaheim, CA on Tuesday, November 8, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Program participants include Mayor Curt Pringle and City Councilmembers, Jamboree executives, partnership representatives and the Anaheim After-School Players, a group of students from Jamboree’s two other Anaheim properties, who will give a special welcome to their newest neighbors. Interview and photo opportunities are available
September 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the California Energy Commission approved the final four loans, totaling more than $13.4 million, for the state’s Clean Energy Business Financing Program (CEBFP) for California-based manufacturers of solar products. These four low interest loans awarded to Morgan Solar, Inc; Solar Power, Inc; Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. and the Solaria Corporation complete the state's CEBFP. Using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds, this program has provided a total of almost $29 million in federal stimulus money to eligible businesses and has retained or created about 1,588 clean energy manufacturing jobs in California
July 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the Department of Energy (DOE) selected Calera Corporation of Los Gatos, CA as one of six recipients to receive American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to convert captured CO2 emissions from industrial sources into useful products:
April 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The City of Long Beach launched the Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program on Monday April 19, in support of Earth Week 2010. The Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program provides rebates and no-cost permits to the first 500 applicants who install qualifying energy efficient products such as Energy Star rated solar hot water-heaters, tank-less water-heaters, windows, doors, skylights and roofs.
Irvine, CA - April 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Jamboree Housing Corporation of Irvine, CA, has been presented the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2010 ENERGY STAR Regional Award for Excellence for the company’s commitment to energy efficiency in its affordable housing projects. Each year, the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy present the award to honor organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency programs and products. Jamboree is the only California affordable housing developer to receive this year’s award and it’s the third consecutive year that Jamboree has received the prestigious energy award.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) announced the introduction of H.R. 4805, the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Act, in partnership with Congressman Vernon Ehlers (R-MI). The bipartisan bill will adopt national standards under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for formaldehyde in composite wood products. The legislation would also protect the health of American families from the high use of this toxin in common, household items, including hundreds of everyday applications, ranging from paneling and flooring, to cabinets, doors, shelving, molding, and countertops.
January 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Continuing California’s efforts to fight climate change and protect the environment, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the California Building Standards Commission unanimously adopted the first-in-the-nation mandatory Green Building Standards Code (CALGREEN) requiring all new buildings in the state to be more energy efficient and environmentally responsible. Taking effect on January 1, 2011, these comprehensive regulations will achieve major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and water use to create a greener California
Washington, DC - December 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) today introduced a measure to spur the development of renewable energy employment and construction, such as wind and solar farms and solar panel factories. The bill would primarily extend and expand a popular Treasury Department grant program that was established in Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in order to help diminish the impact of the economic crisis on the renewable energy sector
Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement Following Green Cities California Unveiling of Best Practices Web Site
October 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after Green Cities California, the collaborative of 10 cities and counties acknowledged as sustainability leaders, launched a Web site today that will serve as a resource for other communities striving to go green
San Francisco, CA - October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently honored innovative green building design ideas that reduce the environmental and energy impacts of buildings. These concepts aim to help architects and builders reduce more than 88 million tons of building-related construction and demolition debris sent to U.S. landfills each year and the climate impacts of buildings and building materials
MERIT Property Management’s San Diego Office Positions for Growth and Relocates to Expanded Office...
New office was designed with sustainable green design principles. San Diego, CA - October 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- MERIT, a leading provider of professional community association and rental management services, announces the relocation of their San Diego office due to rapid growth in the region. The relocation also created the opportunity for MERIT to design the new office space with sustainable green design principles
Mayor Newsom Announces SFPUC ‘Watershed Stewardship’ Grants to Fund SF Neighborhood Greening Projects
August 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced the immediate availability of $100,000 in Watershed Stewardship Grants from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) for neighborhood-based stormwater management projects. Eligible community projects will capture and reuse rainwater on-site with linked rain barrels or cisterns, build public green spaces, or replace paved areas with permeable ones, allowing rainwater to recharge the City’s groundwater aquifers.
Washington, DC - August 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Emphasizing the vast potential of solar energy in California’s 45th District, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) today praised an agreement between First Solar and Southern California Edison that will bring new solar energy projects to the region. The two large-scale installations, among the biggest of their kind, will be built in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and will produce enough energy to power approximately 170,000 homes
Recovery Funded Ultra-Low Interest Loans Available to Spur Economic Growth and Energy Efficiency Projects...
August 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The California Recovery Task Force today announced that one percent interest loans funded through $25 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds are available for eligible public energy efficient and renewable energy projects in California. Available through the California Energy Commission, the loans will help local jurisdictions stimulate their economies and job growth while investing in energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions - all in a cost effective manner. Cities, counties, special districts, public schools, colleges and universities, public care institutions, and public hospitals are eligible to apply.
Three Vision Awards Presented to MERIT Employees by the California Association of Community Managers
MERIT achieves high honors for outstanding service. Aliso Viejo, CA, August 5, 2009 — MERIT, a leading provider of professional community association and rental management services, announced that Susana McKellar, Jamie Mayo and Marybeth Green were presented with Vision Awards by the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). They were recognized for outstanding service and dedication to their communities at the Vision Award ceremony held on July 30th at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - July 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership recognized 20 partners from across the nation for generating the most green electricity on site. Eight of the organizations are located in California, listed below