ENERGY STAR Leaders

Irvine Company

Logo for Irvine Company Irvine, California
Top Performer (2013)

Irvine Company Office Properties owns and manages a diverse portfolio of buildings including high-rise, mid-rise, campus, office, and industrial properties located throughout California. The firm is part of the Newport Beach, California-based Irvine Company, which also owns and manages multi-family, retail, and resort properties. The organization is focused on superior customer service, pro-active reinvestment, and long-term ownership in premier California markets. An emphasis on sustainable development with environmental stewardship has been at the core of the company since its founding in 1864. The Irvine Company became an ENERGY STAR Partner in 2011 and has developed a comprehensive energy management program.

Irvine Company Office Properties has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR Top Performer for achieving an average ENERGY STAR 1  100 score of 80 across its portfolio of buildings. More than 90 percent of the buildings in its high-rise portfolio received ENERGY STAR certification in 2012. The company has improved energy performance through years of investment in energy efficiency and energy management. These investments have included optimizing HVAC equipment including the use of variable frequency drives, implementing energy-efficient lighting, using sophisticated whole-building energy management control strategies, and retro-commissioning. An enterprise-wide energy data network and database infrastructure is in place that provides access to cost, usage, and metering information and analytics on a real-time basis. Compared to its 2004 baseline, the company currently prevents the emissions of more than 18,400 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by more than 473,700 tree seedlings planted and grown for 10 years.