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Solar Drive Business Center Building 2001
2001 North Solar Dr.
Oxnard, CA 93030
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Arden's Solar Business Center property located at 2001 Solar Dr., Oxnard, California is a 51,129 rentable square foot building that is 100% occupied.

As part of the company's ongoing energy efficiency program, Solar Business Center, constructed in 1982, was chosen as a candidate for 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 2 watts per fixture.  Also installed were occupancy sensors throughout the building to reduce unoccupied lighting energy.

In addition to all the lighting and mechanical upgrades, many no cost / low cost measures were taken that reduced energy consumption.  
These included:
? Demand side management programs include monitoring the kW peak demand and monthly review of peak demand.
? Reducing simultaneous heating and cooling to a minimum, this largely due to spreading the load over time using optimal start strategy.
? Pre-cooling and pre-heating the building at night during low energy use / cost times.

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.

Arden Realty, Inc. with over 250 buildings in seven markets, is currently the largest commercial office landlord in Southern California, operating over 18.5 million rentable square feet with an additional 700,000 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.

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Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Arden Realty, Inc. 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:*
Arden Realty, Inc.

Property Manager:*
Arden Realty, Inc.

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2000 (82)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 51129 sf

Year Constructed: 1982

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
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For More Info:
Bob Accomando
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-966-2600
baccom@ardenrealty.com