BOMA | Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco
Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
June 15, 2011
Volume 17, Issue 6
***ACTION ALERT*** Oppose Measure To Mandate Hiring
We need you to contact Senators Mark Leno and Leland Yee immediately and ask them to oppose this bill!

Please help BOMA California oppose a bill that poses a major threat to your business. AB 350 (Jose Solorio; D-Santa Ana) in the California Legislature would expand existing law requiring janitorial contractors to retain employees who were employed at the site by the previous contractor for at least 60 days to a number of services utilized by building owners, including security, building maintenance, landscaping, and window cleaning, and extend the time period of retention to 90 days.
 
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BOMA San Francisco Association Celebrates 100th Anniversary
Building on Our Past, Leading Our Future
Photos from BOMA San Francisco's May 19 Centennial Gala are now available to view and order through Shutterfly.com

BOMA San Francisco celebrated its role in shaping The City’s commercial landscape at a Gala Centennial recently at the Palace Hotel. Rising from the rubble of the San Francisco fire and earthquake more than a century ago, BOMA has supported the development of the world‐class downtown.
 
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BOMA SF Op-Ed in the San Francisco Examiner
Small Tenants Create Economic Multiplier
 
Please take a moment to read the op-ed piece, Business adapts to new ways of learning, by Marc Intermaggio, BOMA San Francisco's Executive Vice President, published in the San Francisco Examiner on June 13, 2011.  
 
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City Hall News
UPDATE: San Francisco Mobile Food Facilities Permits
As of June 9, 2011
 
We've received a number of new MMF requests - please take a moment to review them.
 
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UPDATE: Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance

Barry Hooper with the San Francisco Department of Environment recently spoke about the requirements of this ordinance at the PG&E Pacific Energy Center.  
 
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SF Examiner Columnist Melissa Griffin - San Francisco Learns a Costly Lesson About Free Speech
 
Columnist Melissa Griffin has penned another literary masterpiece in the June 14, 2011 Examiner entitled, San Francisco learns a costly lesson about free speech.  

 
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BOMA California News
BOMA San Francisco Members Visit Local Elected Leaders at the State Capitol in Sacramento

Members of BOMA San Francisco, Oakland, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Orange County and Inland Empire joined other commercial real estate groups recently in Sacramento to meet with legislators, and representatives of Governor Jerry Brown's administration.
 
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BOMA International News
BOMA's New Green Lease Guide Now Available
 
Introducing BOMA International’s new Green Lease Guide – Commercial Lease: Guide to Sustainable and Energy Efficient Leasing for High-Performance Buildings. This update to BOMA’s best–selling Green Lease Guide includes more "green" clauses reflecting the evolution of the market over the past few years, as well as updates to "non–green" clauses.
 
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Coalition Urges Restructuring of Federal Energy Tax Incentives

In May, BOMA International joined a group of more than 85 real estate owners, builders, contractors, building managers, energy service companies, building efficiency manufacturers and suppliers, energy efficiency financiers, environmental advocates, architects, engineers and other stakeholders in a letter that calls on Congress to make improvements to the Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction (Section 179D of the Internal Revenue Code).
 
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Why You Need to be at 2011 BOMA International Convention Straight from the Speakers

There are plenty of reasons to attend BOMA 2011 – all-star headliners, cutting–edge education, commercial real estate’s best networking event, a world–class destination, and the list goes on. Perhaps the greatest enticement of all, though, comes from the speakers themselves.
 
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Introducing the BOMA STARS Program

BOMA International is a vocal proponent of making commercial buildings more energy efficient and has rolled out several programs to help our members achieve this goal. A critical step in this process is benchmarking your portfolio using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager and sharing your energy management data with BOMA International’s Master Account. 
 
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Energy & Environment News
Commercial Solar Group-Purchasing Program for San Francisco Area Businesses

The San Francisco Department of the Environment is supporting an exciting new program to help businesses in San Francisco and neighboring jurisdictions obtain affordable solar electric systems and financing through a group-purchasing discount model called Solar@Work. Program participants will be able to go solar with little or no up-front costs through the program's solar lease financing option.
 
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Cogeneration: Is It Right for Your Building?

Please take a moment to review a report produced by the San Francisco Department of the Environment in 2007 regarding Cogeneration.
 
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California Commissioning Collaborative's Building Performance Tracking Handbook

Building performance tracking can provide continuous improvement for every building. By employing a strategy to monitor and improve the energy and system performance of commercial buildings, building performance tracking is the first step in seeing operating costs fall, asset values grow, and market differentiation improve.
 
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New Senate Energy Bill Poses Concerns for The Commercial Real Estate Industry

On May 16, 2011, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1000) of 2011 was introduced in the United States Senate.  The bill’s sponsors believe it will promote energy savings in buildings, utilities, industry and transportation.  BOMA International has reservations about this measure with regard to commercial buildings including the  concern that it's passage will lead to building codes that are not cost effective and will leave the door open for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to produce a national model building code, which BOMA opposes.
 
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General News
UPDATE: Service and Support Animals in Places of Business and Other Areas

We've had a number of inquires about the updated regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that are in effect as of March 15, 2011.  The new regulations affect access for people with various service or emotional support animals. Below are some key points you should be aware of.  Please note that the City and County of San Francisco's Policy Remains Unchanged.
 
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ABOUT BAKER'S FLOOR CARE

 
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ADVOCACY EVENTS
•  Codes and Regulations Committee Meeting
June 22, 2011
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•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
July 5, 2011
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•  GAPAC Meeting
July 6, 2011
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•  Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
July 12, 2011
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