As I entered the South Bay Environmental Services Center, I was enthusiastically greeted by Marilyn Lyon who provided a tour of their facilities and spent quality time explaining the many programs and incentives available to businesses.
The mission of the South Bay Environmental Services Center is to serve the region’s constituents as the central clearinghouse for energy efficiency and water conservation information and solutions to businesses, residents and governments in order to help them implement projects that will save water, energy, money, and the environment.
One of the items that I found most interesting was the amount of outreach that the South Bay Environmental Services Center does. Available at their location are free training classes and workshops with topics as varied as alternative transportation, zero waster, water conservation and energy efficiency.
Additionally, they have speakers available for professional organizations or clubs and they have a lending library available at the City of Torrance’s Katy Geissert Civic Center Library which provides reference books and resource materials on energy efficiency practices, water conservation, transportation options, climate action planning and recycling measures. The stat that was most impressive to me is the 125 community events that they actively participate in each year. The manpower to drive these community events is through volunteers. “We have wonderful volunteers who assist with our community events,” stated Marilyn.
I was welcomed to attend a Basic HVAC Seminar that was taking place during my visit. Attendees were provided a basic understanding of HVAC Systems and to learn how various HVAC systems and applications can save energy and which have the best overall value. This session was four hours long and was well received by those in attendance.
The Environmental Services Center began in 2002 as a program of the South Bay Cities of Government. The Center has partnerships with Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, West Basin Municipal Water District, City of Torrance, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
If you have not visited the South Bay Environmental Services Center website, I encourage you to do so at www.sbesc.com. There is a wealth of information that can assist your business.
On behalf of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, we thank the South Bay Environmental Services Center for being an active member since 2004.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator height_2=”25″ height=”25″ show_border=”yes_border”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”]posted by
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