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According to a study of data from the Building Owners and Managers Association International’s Experience Exchange Report by Kingsley Associates, the commercial real estate industry’s ongoing focus on energy efficiency has resulted in a downward trend in total operating expenses.
San Diego Interim Mayor Todd Gloria on Thursday defended his decision to draw water from Lake Morena near Campo, arguing that if the city doesn't use water from the reservoir, it will have to spend $5 million to secure other water supplies.
Sunroad Enterprises won a victory Tuesday night when the Poway City Council determined the Maderas Golf Club could resume drawing on its wells to keep the course green.
The battle over the use of groundwater and the ongoing demands of the Maderas Golf Club is scheduled to come to a head at the Poway City Council on Tuesday night.
The University of California, San Diego’s annual Founders’ Symposium will be held Thursday, giving the public a chance to again hear the ideas behind some of the university’s researchers.
There’s the green economy, the innovation economy and the tourism economy, but what is the blue economy? Those involved in San Diego’s maritime industry, or so-called blue economy with its blue-tech subsector, say it’s a $14 billion sector that’s been largely overlooked but is ripe for investment and attention.
The Otay Water District has received the District of Distinction accreditation by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF).
A little more money may start to dry up every month for 1.3 million San Diegans if a proposed 7.25 percent water rate hike to take effect in 2014 is passed by the City Council after a public hearing in November.
Padre Dam Municipal Water District’s CEO and general manager Allen Carlisle was recently honored by the YMCA of San Diego County with its Golden Triangle of Distinguished Service Award.
The Oceans ’13 conference will open Tuesday in San Diego, the first time in 10 years the ocean technology conference has chosen San Diego as its site.
Before the end of the year, the term "Wine Country" could take on a grander meaning in the Temecula area, as Riverside County may pass a plan that – based on a more defined set of rules and a new zoning classification incorporating that term – could help shape growth for the popular destination east of Temecula proper.
San Diego’s first desalination plant, now under construction in Carlsbad, will employ the latest technology, offset the region’s dependency on imported water and create jobs. But the cost of that water will not come cheap -- lawsuits filed by environmental groups during the plant’s permitting phase called into question its energy use and effect on marine life. The $922 million Carlsbad Desalination Project is the result of a public-private partnership between Poseidon Water and the San Diego County Water Authority. According to Poseidon, it will be the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere and will generate 50 million gallons of drinking water a day, providing water for up to 112,000 families of four, or 300,000 people.
An idea 10 years in the making may be gaining traction: a sweeping redesign of the parkland surrounding one of San Diego’s most popular recreational destinations, Mission Bay. The Mission Gateway Project is the brainchild of Scott Chipman, a Pacific Beach resident who is also a member of the P.B. Planning Group and the P.B. Town Council. In spite of the still-recovering economy and a sticky situation with residents of the De Anza Mobile Home Park whose leases expired in 2003, Chipman is rallying support for his vision of Mission Bay in and out of City Hall.
The San Diego chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association recently honored 19 local landscape contractors in its 2013 Beautification Awards for excellence in landscape installation and maintenance, demonstrating the best quality, construction, originality and attention to detail on 2012 projects. Thirty-nine awards were presented in 26 categories culled from 65 entries, which encompassed residential and commercial landscape construction, maintenance and renovation, along with water features, outdoor lighting and water-saving California-friendly landscaping.
A new five-story, 120,000-square-foot laboratory for the research arm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been completed.
Located on a spectacular site in famed La Jolla, the project demanded a design that reflects the locale, climate and stunning views. The site, a steep hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, presents unique design challenges to maintain sensitivity to the natural landscape and the requirements of a science facility.
The construction of the new Southwest Fisheries Science Center laboratory was completed with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The building was planned to incorporate a large sea- and freshwater Ocean Technology Development Tank and state-of-the-art laboratories for biotechnology, photogrammetry, life history and necropsy.
Ichthyoplankton are the eggs and larvae of fish and invertebrates found mainly in the upper 650 feet of the water column, also called near-surface waters. The eggs are passive and drift in the ocean along with the water currents.
The newly constructed NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center was built in an area that contained coastal sage scrub habitat, which is a rapidly declining vegetation community in the coastal region of Southern California.
Effective fishery management starts with accurate scientific information about fish and fisheries. From surveying fish populations to tracking annual harvests, scientists collect and analyze all sorts of data, which fishery managers then use to make sound decisions about the sustainable operation of fisheries.
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