Long Beach Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Business Survey

The City of Long Beach is projected to be vulnerable to climate impacts such as sea level rise and coastal flooding, precipitation-based flooding, extreme heat, drought, and poor air quality. Polluting emissions (known as greenhouse gases (GHGs) produced in Long Beach come from 2 main sources—transportation (54%) and energy used in the buildings where we work and live (40%). The remaining 4% of emissions come from waste. To prepare for and reduce the impacts of climate change, Long Beach is preparing its first-ever Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. The actions that will be included in this Plan aim to make Long Beach a low-carbon, climate-resilient city with a vibrant economy that is supported by environmentally sustainable businesses. Your responses will inform the Plan and help us understand how the City can best support you in greening your business operations while also improving productivity and continuity, enhancing your business’s public image, and reducing your costs.

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* 1. How would you describe yourself? (Check all that apply)

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* 2. What makes Long Beach a great place to work? (Check all that apply)

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* 3. In which zip code is your business located? [Please provide five digits only]

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* 4. What kind of business do you work for/run?

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* 5. Would you categorize your business as a “green” business (one that focuses on green products and services)?

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* 6. If "Yes" to Question 5, please select an option(s) that best matches the description of your business.

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* 7. Did you know that the City of Long Beach has a Green Business Recognition Program?
Learn more at www.longbeach.gov/greenbusiness

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* 8. What motivates / could motivate your business to be more environmentally sustainable? (Check all that apply)

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* 9. Has your business been disrupted by any of the following extreme weather events? (Check all that apply)

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* 10. If “yes” to any of the extreme weather events in Question 9, please describe the nature of impact for each extreme weather event?

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* 11. Regarding Drought, what actions has your business taken to protect its employees and property, if any? (Check all that apply)

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* 12. Regarding Extreme Heat, what actions has your business taken to protect its employees and property, if any? (Check all that apply)

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* 13. Regarding Coastal Flooding, what actions has your business taken to protect its employees and property, if any? (Check all that apply)

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* 14. Regarding Poor Air Quality, what actions has your business taken to protect its employees and property, if any? (Check all that apply)

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* 15. Regarding Flooding from a Rain Storm Event, what actions has your business taken to protect its employees and property, if any? (Check all that apply)

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* 16. Please indicate which of the following energy-saving technologies are installed in your workplace. (Check all that apply)

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* 17. Please indicate if you would be willing to invest in any of the following upgrades to your business premises? Note: Not all options are applicable to employees or business owners that lease workplaces. (Check all that apply)

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* 18. What would encourage you to make further energy efficiency improvements mentioned in Question 17?
Note: not all incentives will apply to employees or business owners who lease workplaces. (Check all that apply)

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* 19. What are you or your employees’ primary modes of commuting during the week? (Select the most frequent)

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* 20. What would encourage you or your employees to take alternative modes of transportation to work (including telecommuting)? Check all options that apply.

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* 21. Does your workplace encourage transit options, biking, or carpooling to work?
Examples include subsidized transit passes, showers/lockers, secure bicycle parking, and carpooling resources.

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* 22. The most important thing my workplace can do to reduce GHG emissions or improve resilience is
(Examples of GHG reduction actions: implement renewable energy or energy efficiency measures, conserve water, reduce waste, allow telecommuting, etc.)
(Examples of resilience actions: have an emergency preparedness plan in place, have backup power, store drinking water onsite, install a green/cool roof, etc.):

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* 23. The most important thing the City could do to help my workplace reduce GHG emissions or improve resilience is (e.g., offer grants, provide technical assistance, etc.):

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