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6500 Wilshire
6500 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 125
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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6500 Wilshire Boulevard has been a Los Angeles landmark since 1986. The 23-story office building on the Miracle Mile offers sweeping views of the Pacific coast and downtown Los Angeles. The I.M. Pei-designed structure features full floors of approximately 20,000 square feet and is surrounded by an acre of botanical gardens. 


Building owner PPF OFF 6500 Wilshire LP, property management firm Lincoln Property Company, and engineering firm ABM Engineering are all committed to providing the highest levels of tenant service and maximizing value through superior energy performance. The team continually identifies and implements leading-edge energy management strategies and technologies. An extensive preventative maintenance program ensures that the benefits will persist.


HVAC-- The building is equipped with an advanced, software-based energy management system (EMS) that minimizes energy consumption through precise temperature and equipment controls. The system features off-site HVAC monitoring for faster after-hours control and a temperature reset program that allows the chiller to load and unload according to the reset limit set points. 


Two 570-ton, high-efficiency chillers that run on an environmentally safe refrigerant were retrofitted in 1997. In 2004, the original pump, fan, and air handler motors were replaced with NEMA premium efficient motors. Variable frequency drive (VFD) units have been installed on all 23 air handling units, two cooling tower fan motors, and three garage exhaust fan motors. Just utilizing the garage VFD exhaust fan saves approximately $75,000 annually in energy costs.   


Lighting-- In 2002, all incandescent bulbs and T-12 lights were replaced with fluorescent bulbs and T-8 lights, respectively. In 2005, 6500 Wilshire achieved further lighting efficiency by replacing 480 16-watt exit light bulbs with 8-watt bulbs. All current tenant improvements utilize T8 bulbs and electronic ballasts, and incandescent bulbs are prohibited in the building. Tenant spaces and restrooms feature motion sensor controls for lighting, and exterior lighting is controlled by photoelectric sensors.   


Other-- The team at 6500 Wilshire takes a collaborative approach to leasing that maintains the integrity of their energy management program. The chief engineer, property manager, and leasing agent communicate regarding potential leases; ultimately, the chief engineer must approve all leases before they can go into effect. This approach is bolstered by regulations specifying that tenants will not waste electricity or water, and requesting their agreement to cooperate with 6500 Wilshire's energy efficiency efforts.


To further reduce the building's environmental footprint, 6500 Wilshire provides its tenants a convenient recycling program. In addition to typical recyclables like cardboard, the building management team facilitates tenants' recycling of potentially hazardous items such as light bulbs, batteries, and computers. Further, water-saving flush valves in restrooms help the property make more efficient use of water resources. 





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 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:*
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Property Manager:*
Lincoln Property Company

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2002 (97)
2003 (94)
2004 (92)
2005 (93)
2006 (95)
2007 (91)
2008 (87)
2009 (91)
2010 (93)
2011 (95)
2012 (96)
2013 (88)
2014 (92)
2015 (93)
2016 (95)
2017 (95)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 502592 sf

Year Constructed: 1986

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
   Other Technologies/Strategies