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1900 University Avenue
1900 University Avenue Suite 100
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
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The 1900 University Avenue building is a six-story, Class-A office property located in East Palo Alto, California. The building, constructed in 2003, is managed and owned by Columbia Property Trust. It has earned the ENERGY STAR from 2007 through 2013.

The building is part of a three-asset property known as University Circle. Because this property offers an underground garage facility that operates 24 hours daily, Columbia undertook extensive research to identify lighting alternatives that could offer greater efficiencies and lower operating costs without compromising lighting output. In July 2009, Columbia installed 397 lighting fixtures that met this objective. This installation reduced annual kWh by 60 percent and reduced annual electrical expenses for the lighting from $95,000 to $28,000. Additionally, the local utility provider, PG&E, provided a rebate of $27,000 at the time of installation. This project was accomplished with a return on investment (ROI) of 1.69 years, with anticipated savings (E&M) of $822,460 over the next 10 years.






Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Columbia Property Trust 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:*
Columbia Property Trust

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2007 (85)
2008 (86)
2009 (92)
2011 (90)
2012 (85)
2013 (91)
2014 (88)
2015 (77)
2016 (77)
2017 (92)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 147900 sf

Year Constructed: 1999

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 2-Lighting