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Howard Hughes Center - Northpoint 6601
6601 Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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Arden's Northpoint property located at 6601 Center Drive West Los Angeles, California, is a 104,235 rentable square foot building that is 96% occupied. As part of the company's ongoing energy efficiency program, Northpoint, constructed in 1991, was chosen as a candidate for upgrades that include a building wide lighting retrofit and the installation of a new Energy Management System. A typical Arden lighting retrofit was accomplished by replacing T-12 light tubes with T-8 light tubes. Electronic ballasts were also installed. The incandescent and fluorescent exit signs were replaced with LED exit signs using only two watts per fixture installed were occupancy sensors throughout the building to reduce unoccupied lighting energy. The Trane Summit Control Energy Management System controls all fan operation, compressor staging, load shedding, and start/stop timing using D.D.C. technology. We control and reset the supply air temperature as well as static pressure (through variable speed drive control).

In addition to the lighting and mechanical upgrades, many no cost / low cost measures were taken that reduced energy consumption. These included:

Arden's engineering department recognizes the financial impact of electrical demand charges, and as such, targets their operation towards peak demand reduction. By monitoring electrical demand levels and establishing a peak target, the energy management systems are programmed to selectively reset equipment to keep the demand within defined limits while never compromising occupant comfort.

The payback for these initiatives is approximately three and a half years with a marked increase in tenant satisfaction and comfort.

In a continuing effort to reduce operating costs, optimum start and stop times have resulted in a further reduction of energy.

Arden Realty, Inc., with over 240 buildings in seven markets, is currently the largest commercial office landlord in Southern California, operating over 18 million rentable square feet with an additional 285,000 square feet under development. We have completed 32 HVAC plant retrofits, 47 EMS systems, 20 carbon monoxide sensor projects and 117 individual building lighting retrofits, including occupancy sensor installation. Arden Realty has also completed seven cogeneration plants and one solar photovoltaic array with a total capacity of three megawatts.

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Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Hines REIT West LA Portfolio, LP or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Building Owner:*
Hines REIT West LA Portfolio, LP

Property Manager:*
Hines

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2000 (80)
2001 (81)
2002 (85)
2003 (95)
2005 (100)
2010 (90)
2011 (89)
2012 (91)
2014 (76)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 110365 sf

Year Constructed: 1991

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
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For More Info:
Jan Church
General Property Manager
Los Angeles, CA 90045
310-665-1800
jan.church@hines.com