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Corporate Pointe at West Hills - 8403
8403 Fallbrook
West Hills, CA 91304
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Corporate Pointe at West Hills is a unique 80-acre multi-building office campus nestled at the base of the scenic Santa Susana Mountains in West Hills, CA. The project includes 10 low-rise buildings totaling approximately 991,000 rentable square feet and is home to distinguished national corporate users such as Countrywide/Bank of America, Boeing, Quest Diagnostics, and Wellpoint/Anthem. The campus offers amenities such as a 5/1,000 parking ratio, extensive landscaping, water features, a 144-seat amphitheater facility, and an on-site professionally operated cafeteria.


As industry leaders in Responsible Property Investing, the property owner, Multi-Employer Property Trust/Kennedy Associates Real Estate Counsel, continues to pursue a proactive commitment to energy efficiency. The most significant project performed in this pursuit was the renovation of the Central Plant, which was completed in 2006. This renovation increased the site's energy efficiency in several ways:
-- Redesigning to a variable flow system provides a more practical method of supplying chilled water to each building on the campus.

-- T
he replacement of the two 50-year-old chillers with modern Centrifugal chillers complete with variable speed technology provides and maintains the daily chilled water temperature with a greatly reduced consumption of electricity.  
-- One 12 million heating hot water (HHW) boiler was removed and replaced with five 1.99 million btu natural gas consuming HHW boilers.  This conversion satisfies the early morning demand and enables the loop temperature to be controlled more efficiently while maintaining the load throughout the day. Operating individual boilers to maintain the temperature throughout the day requires less BTU input and also allows for a substantially reduced amount of harmful emissions into the atmosphere. Additionally, the variable speed drives on the main chill and hot water pumps provide the proper amount of water flow when needed and specifically to the buildings in need.

-- A new energy management system (EMS) was redesigned to incorporate variable-flow technique, speed-drive technology, and the coordinated EMS action of the affected buildings by adjusting parameters constantly during operation in accordance with the operating conditions and through optimization aspects based on built-in, artificial intelligence technology.
Efficient T-5 lighting was also installed in the Central Plant during the renovation.

The 8403 Fallbrook Avenue building operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  During normal business hours, the building receives its HVAC from the property's main Central Plant, as described above.  After hours, it receives HVAC supplied by a supplemental system containing two 600 ton chillers with variable frequency drives (VFDs) on the compressors. VFDs are also located on the chilled water pumps with a plate-and-frame heat exchanger for low cost cooling.  This supplemental system runs after hours, thus taking advantage of low peak kilowatt charges.

Additionally, the 8403 Fallbrook building has double pain thermal tinted glass windows, an Alerton energy management system, and a Douglas lighting control system with electronic ballasts, T8 lamps, and CFL bulbs.

The on-site campus cafeteria has recently been renovated and is expected to achieve LEED-NB Gold Certification. Another building on campus has also recently submitted to the USGBC for Silver LEED-EBOM certification.  The Property Management and Engineering teams have also completed the BOMA Building Energy Efficiency Program to enhance their knowledge of energy conservation.


A Tenant information meeting was held to convey all Responsible Property Investing at the site in June 2007.  Additionally, the 2009 ENERGY STAR plaque is hung prominently in the building's main lobby.  The campus participates in Earth Day annually by distributing CFL bulbs, micro fiber rags, and numerous "green" materials provided by the campus' service partners.  Notices are regularly sent to the tenants and posted in lobby stanchions regarding "Tips for a Greener Tomorrow" for both at home and their work place.



Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by MEPT West Hills, 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:*
MEPT West Hills, LLC

Property Manager:*
CB Richard Ellis

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2009 (76)

Facility Type: Medical Office

Total Floorspace: 38795 sf

Year Constructed: 2005

Contract Type: Multiple Vendor Contracts

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant
   Other Technologies/Strategies