global-logistics

by Jodi Summers Here’s a reason to consider Long Beach, the Port of Long Beach Academy is offering a Global Logistics curriculum at Cabrillo High School. This visionary curriculum opens a new pathway to careers in international trade for young students in the city. What an easy way for the port to fill a need. […]

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by Jodi Summers Since Hanjin Shipping Co. vessels filed for bankruptcy in early September, around 15,000 containers from the South Korean ocean carrier have trickled in through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, weeks behind schedule. Now empty containers are cluttering warehouse yards and parking lots across Southern California. Since Hanjin’s ships no […]

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by Jodi Summers In a recently released list of the top 18 distribution markets, five West Coast markets made the cut. Problem is, there isn’t the warehouse space in LA County to accommodate all of the suppliers who would like to be here. Top distribution markets are based on access to ports, rail, freeways and […]

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by Jodi Summers We thought it was the luxury condos being built in the neighborhood driving up the condo prices in downtown Santa Monica, but according to Redfin it’s because the units are greener than almost every other place in the country. Indeed, in 2015, Downtown Santa Monica was 3rd on the list of the […]

by Jodi Summers The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) have launched a residential Zero Net Energy Action Plan to build a self-sustaining market for all new homes to be net-zero energy by 2020. Zero-net-energy buildings produce as much energy as they consume, usually through a mix of high efficiency […]

net zero energy plan

by Jodi Summers California’s green protocols will continue to influence green building. January 2017 will see the application of “Title 24,” building energy efficiency standards set forth by the California Energy Commission.  The updated building energy efficiency should cut regulated energy use in new homes by 28% and save consumers $31 a month compared to […]