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2211 Michelson
2211 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612
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2211 Michelson Drive, owned and operated by Kilroy Realty, is a 12-story Class-A office building located in the heart of the Irvine Business Complex two blocks from the John Wayne Airport. Designed by architecture firm DMJM Design, this LEED Silver certified building performs at the highest level of energy efficiency.

The exterior walls are insulated with a clear reflective coating that guarantees low emission of radiant heat. The design uses highly efficient, dual-pane, silver- tinted insulated vision glass on the north and south facing facades and a combination of reflective vision and spandrel glass on the east and west. Spandrel glass is treated to be more resistant to thermal pressures. The roof was designed to be as efficient as possible by installing a 60 millimeter thermal plastic PVC membrane. This membrane is also fire resistant. The white roof reflects sunlight to reduce the need for cooling.

The building management system uses a server with Siemens Apogee 3.11 software and hardware. The facility is 100% DDC, with 99 points of control per zone. The building engineers are able to monitor and control all HVAC and lighting systems. Additionally, the Siemens system monitors electrical usage, performs data trending, and assists with the Start/Stop optimization software. This software begins to adjust itself at an earlier time to reach the desired temperature, which is important on extreme temperature days because it reduces the building's load at peak consumption times. The Siemens management system can be accessed remotely allowing the engineers total control of the building systems even when they are not there. If a tenant is using the facility during non-business hours they can call in or log on to a website to the tenant override system in order to run HVAC for their suite specifically also reducing energy consumption.

Kilroy Realty uses preventative maintenance software on its entire portfolio. Advanced Maintenance Management System (AMMS) is an internet based program that tracks and schedules maintenance of all building equipment. This allows Kilroy to perform nearly all of its maintenance for this building in-house. Periodic system checks are also a common practice to prevent major maintenance work from ever occurring.

To reduce consumption of water resources, 2211 Michelson is dual plumbed to receive both potable and reclaimed water. Reclaimed water supplies water to all urinal and water closets, the condenser water system supporting the HVAC system, and irrigation immediately surrounding the building. All toilets, urinals, and faucets are low-flow and use electronic sensors to prevent overuse of water. Additionally, the property is in the process of converting to a drip irrigation system to further minimize water consumption and run-off. Further reduction to water consumption can be achieved because 2211 Michelson uses drought-tolerant plants native to the landscape of Orange County.

2211 Michelson has a robust recycling program and tenants are given a manual and bins for proper recycled content collection. To further reduce waste, plastic liners are not used in any recycle bins. Through concentrated recycling efforts and tenant education, 2211 Michelson is responsible for diverting over 15 tons of recycling from landfills in 2012. This is equivalent to saving more than 265 trees, 28 barrels of oil, 55,300 kWh or 96,775 gallons of water.

2211 Michelson provides new tenants with glasses in the hopes that they will reduce their use of disposable bottles and cups. Within the tenant manual is a list of simple practices tenants can engage in to reduce their impact within the building. Quarterly emails are also sent to all main tenant contacts providing creative ways to make sustainability an everyday practice. Tenants of 2211 Michelson are encouraged to turn in any electronic waste they may have to an onsite storage area. Once a year there is an Electronic Waste Recycling Day where e-waste from home can be brought to the building to be picked up and disposed of correctly.

Green cleaning is also crucial to the sustainability efforts of 2211 Michelson. Non-toxic cleaning products and recycled paper products are used in tandem with reusable microfiber cloths that are washed onsite.  

Kilroy Realty's sustainability vision is a portfolio that minimizes the environmental impact of the construction and operation of buildings while maximizing tenant comfort and financial savings.




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Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Kilroy Realty Corp. 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:*
Kilroy Realty Corp.

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2010 (92)
2012 (88)
2013 (89)
2014 (94)
2015 (93)
2016 (95)
2017 (96)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 286245 sf

Year Constructed: 2007

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant