1950 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Arden's property located at 1950 Sawtelle Boulevard, Los Angeles, California is a 103,106 rentable square foot building that is 95% occupied. As part of the company's ongoing energy efficiency program, 1950 Sawtelle, constructed in 1988, was chosen as a candidate for the installations of a carbon monoxide monitoring system and a building wide lighting retrofit. These additions were conceived as part of the overall efficiency enhancement at the property. A typical Arden lighting retrofit was accomplished by replacing T-12 light tubes with T-8 light tubes and installing electronic ballasts. The incandescent and fluorescent exit signs were replaced with LED exit signs using only two watts per fixture. Also installed were occupancy sensors throughout the building to reduce unoccupied lighting energy.
The carbon monoxide monitoring system allows the fan systems better control to provide better ventilation in the parking garage while reducing excess energy consumption.
In addition to all the lighting and mechanical upgrades, a few 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 3.5 years with a marked increase in tenant satisfaction and comfort.
In a continuing effort to reduce operating costs at the property, optimum start and stop times have resulted in a further reduction of energy from the previous year.
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.
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by 1950 Sawtelle LLC 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.
1950 Sawtelle LLC
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Facility Type: Office
Total Floorspace: 100961.47 sf
Year Constructed: 1988
Contract Type: None