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Grand Avenue Courtyard
1960 E. Grand Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245
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1960 Grand is a 12-story, 250,000-square-foot office building in El Segundo, California, designed by Gensler & Associates, Architects and completed in 1987.  The building has a handsome, mirrored-glass exterior on a colonnaded base that creates a two-story arcade at ground level.  The building site is adjacent to a highly-landscaped park, creating a striking contrast between the building's smoothly contemporary exterior and the park's palm trees, ponds and waterfalls. 

?              In 1996 the building's air system was re-balanced, hot and chilled water resets and supply air temperature controls and resets were established.

?              In 1997 and 1998,  VDF's were installed on the air handler fans.

?              In 1999, over 3,700 light fixtures were retrofitted from T-12 to T-8 lamps and from Magnetic to Electronic ballasts.

?              In 2000, 1960 Grand Avenue Courtyard received its first ENERGY STAR certificate and plaque and has since received the certificate in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

?              In 2001, a "real time" energy monitoring meter was installed, pre-cooling was implemented and VFD's were installed on the cooling tower fans.

?              In 2002, motion sensors were installed in all tenant areas and the 1987 vintage Andover AC256 Energy Management System (EMS) was upgraded to the new Continuum System.

?              In 2003, a "cool roof" was installed on the central plant roof and in 2007 the main roof was re-coated with a cool roof product as well.

Since its acquisition of this property, Tishman Speyer is pleased to have been able to demonstrate the ways in which energy efficiency and good design can work together to raise real estate value and improve the quality of the working environment.


Since its initial Benchmarking in 1996, Grand Avenue Courtyard has reduced its electrical consuption by 25 percent and its natural gas consuption by 65 percent.

In 2005 the Building won the local and regional BOMA Building of the Year.
In 2006 the Building won the International BOMA Building of the Year.



Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by TA Associates Realty 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:*
TA Associates Realty

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Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2000 (83)
2002 (86)
2003 (88)
2004 (82)
2006 (84)
2007 (80)
2008 (91)
2009 (89)
2010 (89)
2011 (89)
2012 (86)
2013 (88)
2014 (89)
2015 (88)
2016 (91)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 257452 sf

Year Constructed: 1987

Contract Type: Performance Contract
Financing Type: Loan

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