Grand Ave. Plaza (1990)
1990 Grand Ave.
El Segundo, CA 90245
Arden's Grand Ave. Plaza II located at 1990 Grand Avenue in El Segundo, California, is a 42,350 square foot building that is 98% occupied. As part of the company's ongoing energy efficiency program, Grand Avenue Plaza II, constructed in 1980, has undergone a building wide lighting retrofit. This addition was 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. Electronic ballasts were also installed. 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.
In addition to all the lighting 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, 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.
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.
Arden Realty, Inc.
Arden Realty, Inc.
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Facility Type: Office
Total Floorspace: 42350 sf
Year Constructed: 1980
Contract Type: None