21250 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90503
Pacific Center comprises 290,884 square feet of offices. This 8-story Class A high rise office tower proudly displays a clean granite-clad exterior and a two-story quiet, elegant lobby with inlaid granite floors and walls and has an Energy Performance Rating of 97.
Bixby Land Company has a proven record of providing both tenants and building owners with a commitment to energy efficiency and the environment. As part of this strategy, a lighting retrofit, inclusive of the common areas, parking garage and tenant spaces was completed, replacing high energy T-12 bulbs to T-8 bulbs with electronic ballasts resulting in annual savings of $18,808. In addition, the building's damaged window film was replaced with state of the art "highly reflective window tinting" for a total investment of $35,253. Annual savings are at $18,935, and with an incentive rebate from Southern California Edison in the amount of $14,223.
ABM Engineering and Bixby
Land Company teams also recommended investing $38,600 to
replace two antiquated boilers with new low-nox high
efficiency and environmentally friendly units.
An incentive rebate from the
local utility company of $7,200 reduced the out-of pocket
costs by over 18%.
In addition, variable
frequency drives (VFD's) were installed on 16 condenser
fans, 4 supply fans, 4 economizer fans and the building's 2
booster water pumps.
The Siemens 600 Energy
Management System (EMS) was installed to provide optimum
control to maximize tenant comfort and peak performance.
Combined these projects have saved 429,000 kWh and $64,388 annually.
Several no cost measures have been implemented including adjusting of the boiler enable/disable and operating temperatures to conserve natural gas consumption without sacrificing tenant comfort. This has saved 4,455 therms and $5,079 annually .
Internal or External Press Releases or Coverage
Tenant memos have been distributed highlighting the building's Energy Star certification and energy reduction efforts as well as an internal building Press Release distributed to the tenant population May of 2007.
South Bay Tower received the ENERGY STAR Label in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 && 2006.
This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded USAA Real Estate Company a 2007 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting our environment through energy efficiency. USAA Real Estate Company's accomplishments were recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 21, 2007. USAA Real Estate Company is the only real estate company in America that has won this award for the past five years.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized ABM Engineering Services (the building's contracted engineering service provider) for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency and reducing customer costs. As a leading ENERGY STAR ? Partner, ABM Engineering Services is committed to helping the environment through superior energy efficiency. ABM Engineering Services is proud to be a member of the global environmental improvement community.
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Bixby Torrance, 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.
Bixby Torrance, LLC
Bixby Land Company
Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
Facility Type: Office
Total Floorspace: 267000 sf
Year Constructed: 1988
Contract Type: Multiple Contractor Contracts
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Torrance, CA 90503