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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1996
Downey's Energy Resource Center, Southern California Gas Co.'s $7.9-million junkyard showcase for energy-saving technology, will host a seminar Thursday on recycling construction materials into new buildings that are friendly to the environment. Speakers and exhibitors at "Green Exposition" will discuss government incentives for "buy-recycled" programs and present the latest in information and products associated with renewable energy.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1996
Downey's Energy Resource Center, Southern California Gas Co.'s $7.9-million junkyard showcase for energy-saving technology, will host a seminar Thursday on recycling construction materials into new buildings that are friendly to the environment. Speakers and exhibitors at "Green Exposition" will discuss government incentives for "buy-recycled" programs and present the latest in information and products associated with renewable energy.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1995
Junkyard chic and high-tech cool, Southern California Gas. Co.'s new Energy Resource Center practices what it preaches: Don't squander the Earth's precious resources. The floor of its lobby is made of wood scavenged from a condemned San Francisco warehouse. Old windows live as a glass countertop. Discarded aluminum aircraft panels cover a wall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1995
Junkyard chic and high-tech cool, Southern California Gas. Co.'s new Energy Resource Center practices what it preaches: Don't squander the Earth's precious resources. The floor of its lobby is made of wood scavenged from a condemned San Francisco warehouse. Old windows live as a glass countertop. Discarded aluminum aircraft panels cover a wall.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1994 | PAUL KARON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In January, when visitors step into the lobby of Southern California Gas Co.'s newly opened Energy Resource Center in Downey, they'll find themselves standing on the wreckage of a condemned San Francisco warehouse, surrounded by a junkyard of smashed windows, wrecked airplanes and worn car tires. But they won't see any of this detritus. What they will see is a relaxed, graciously appointed entrance area--quiet, airy and plant-filled, illuminated by indirect sunlight and subtle electric bulbs.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2001
Is California's electricity and natural gas crisis a product of market failure or legislative bungling? Why has energy deregulation worked in other parts of the country and not in California? Energy experts are expected to address these and related issues Wednesday at a daylong conference sponsored by a nonprofit advocacy group of local energy professionals. Speakers also plan to outline steps that businesses, municipalities and large institutions can take to manage their energy costs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1995
Southern California Gas Co. has opened a building constructed mostly with recycled material. For example, the Energy Resource Center's steel frame is made from weapons that were melted down after being confiscated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Scraps from plastic gas-company pipes were mixed into the walkway pavement at the main entrance. Outdoor benches were made from melted-down plastic milk containers.
BUSINESS
August 26, 1998
Small-business owners are invited to learn about compliance with environmental and occupational safety standards at a free seminar Sept. 3 in Downey. Sponsoring the seminar is the California Regional Environmental Business Resource and Assistance Center, which conducts programs for businesses on environmental and employee safety standards for the North Orange County Community College District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1996
Gathering for an economic summit in Downey, business leaders from across southeast Los Angeles County are expected to set aside their competitive instincts for a few hours Thursday to brainstorm on how to create jobs. The meeting, sponsored by the Southern California Assn. of Governments, will focus on a recent study that identified 13 key industries that fuel employment in the region, including aerospace, oil production and international trade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1997
More than 75 Los Angeles County school administrators and counselors will meet in Downey today for a special workshop on coping with a crisis on campus. The workshop will provide training on what to do when a natural disaster or act of violence strikes, and how school leaders can help students and staff members overcome the fear and disorientation that are natural responses.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1994 | PAUL KARON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In January, when visitors step into the lobby of Southern California Gas Co.'s newly opened Energy Resource Center in Downey, they'll find themselves standing on the wreckage of a condemned San Francisco warehouse, surrounded by a junkyard of smashed windows, wrecked airplanes and worn car tires. But they won't see any of this detritus. What they will see is a relaxed, graciously appointed entrance area--quiet, airy and plant-filled, illuminated by indirect sunlight and subtle electric bulbs.
BUSINESS
May 28, 2012 | By Nancy Rivera Brooks
Southern California Gas Co. is trying out an unusual new technology that uses the sun's rays to provide air conditioning as well as power. The solar photovoltaic system installed on the roof of the SoCalGas Energy Resource Center in Downey combines mirrors and a computerized tracking system to capture sunlight and focus that energy onto an array of collectors. The system, made by Cogenra Solar of Mountain View, Calif., produces electricity for the building. It also churns out hot water to run an air chiller instead of using electricity or natural gas for the air-conditioning system.
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