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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
February 28, 2012
Volume 18, Issue 2
Energy & Environment News
Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance Second Deadline Approaches
SF Department of the Environment Prepares to Post Compliance Data
 
The San Francisco Department of Environment is required to post online those buildings that have complied with benchmarking requirement in the Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance.  The Department of Environment will post this information on March 15, 2012.  A list of properties that have not complied will be posted as well.
 
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UPDATE: BOMA Bay Area EARTH Awards & Sponsorship Opportunity in the San Francisco Business Times
 
The BOMA Bay Area Earth Awards competition is now on!
 
Thank you to the 37 BOMA member buildings from across the Bay Area who submitted their applications. The members of the BOMA Energy & Environment Committee are responsible for all aspects of this event from developing the application to producing the EARTH Awards Luncheon, scheduled for April 16, 2012.
 
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City Hall News
UPDATE: Tenant Bicycle Access in Existing Commercial Buildings
Speak in Support of this Measure at City Hall Tomorrow!

Please note that the Tenant Bicycle Access in Existing Commercial Buildings Ordinance will be heard at the Board of Supervisors meeting on February 28, 2012 for the first of two readings.  

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BOMA San Francisco News
BOMA International National Issues Conference and Winter Business Meeting 2012
BOMA San Francisco and BOMA California Members Advocate for the Industry in Washington, D.C.
 
BOMA San Francisco Members and BOMA California Members went to Washington D.C. earlier this month to represent the Commercial Real Estate Industry (CRE) at the BOMA International 2012 Winter Business Meeting (WBM) and National Issues Conference (NIC).
 
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UPDATE: Disability Access (ADA) Improvements for Small Businesses and Landlord Obligations
 
Supervisor David Chiu agreed to meet with BOMA San Francisco leaders and members of the San Francisco Business Community recently to discuss his Disability Access Improvements for Small Businesses and Landlord Obligations legislation.  Also attending to provide her perspective was Regina Dick-Endrizzi, Executive Director of the San Francisco Office of Small Business. 
 
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Consider Joining BOMA San Francisco's Historic Buildings Special Interest Group
The next quarterly meeting is on May 15, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. at the Hearst Building located at 5 Third Street, Second Floor Conference Room.
 
Please consider joining the BOMA San Francisco Historic Buildings Special Interest Group (HBSIG).  This new endeavor focuses the discussion on older existing buildings in San Francisco, specifically those built before 1940.  
 
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BOMA International News
BOMA International Advocacy Update
 
Please take a moment to review a brief advocacy update from our BOMA International Team.
 
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General News
San Francisco Commuter Benefits Ordinance
Annual Compliance Form Due April 30, 2012
 
The San Francisco Commuter Benefits Ordinance requires employers with 20 or more employees nationwide to offer their employees a Commuter Benefit. For more information and to complete your Annual Compliance Form (due April 30, 2012) click on 'Read More' below.
 
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San Francisco Small Business Network - 2012 Small Business Recognition Award
 
Please save the date for the San Francisco Small Business Network's (SFSBN) Awards Gala on May 10, 2012.  The Gala will highlight the winners of the SFSBN awards so nominate a small business owner you know today!
 
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2012 California Fire Laws with Building Code Statutes Now Available
 
The 2012 edition of the California Fire Laws with Building Code Statutes is now available online.
 
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ADVOCACY EVENTS
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FREE Emergency Preparedness Committee Workshop 
Social Media and Emergency Preparedness
February 29, 2012
Post Montgomery Center Tower, 30th Floor
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•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
March 6, 2012
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room
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•  GAPAC Meeting
March 7, 2012
BOMA San Francisco Office - 233 Sansome Street, 8th Floor
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• 
Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
March 13, 2012
Post Montgomery Center Tower, 30th Floor
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•  Codes and Regulations Committee Meeting
March 28, 2012
650 California Street, Basement Conference Center
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