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601 California
601 California Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Managed by Hines, 601 California is one of five buildings in the office complex of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. This two-story structure, totaling some 114,00 square feet of rentable space, was designed by Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, Inc. and completed in 1998. In addition to its conveniently accessible (and strategically essential) location in Palo Alto, the complex offers a range of amenities, including a pleasant landscaped campus and ample on-site tenant parking.


601 California earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance through an energy-efficient original design, retrofits to building infrastructure and an active commitment to energy-saving management practices. Retrofits to building infrastructure have included the installation of high-efficiency fluorescent lighting, paired with occupancy sensors in tenant areas to reduce unnecessary lighting use. On the HVAC side, outside-air economizers have been installed on air conditioning units, allowing them to use outside air for free cooling when conditions permit. HVAC management has been another focus, with building managers resetting run-time schedules based on actual tenant occupancy and facility use.


Hines has been recognized with multiple ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence and Partner of the Year awards. For a summary of the firm's participation in the ENERGY STAR program and other sustainability information, visit





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by BBP California Ave 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.

Building Owner:*
BBP California Ave LLC

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2008 (84)
2009 (87)
2010 (87)
2011 (90)
2012 (87)
2013 (86)
2014 (84)
2015 (83)
2016 (84)
2017 (85)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 111653 sf

Year Constructed: 1998

Contract Type: None

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