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C & W 1919 Real Estate Company
1919 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Arden's 1919 property, located at 1919 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, California, is a 43,796 rentable square foot building which is 97% occupied. As part of the company's ongoing energy efficiency program, 1919, constructed in 1991, was chosen as a candidate for the installation of a new Carbon Monoxide monitoring System and a building-wide lighting retrofit. A typical Arden lighting retrofit was accomplished by replacing T-12 light tubes with T-8 light tubes and installing electronic ballasts. All the incandescent and fluorescent exit signs were replaced with LED exit signs using only 2 watts per fixture. Also installed were occupancy sensors throughout the building to reduce unoccupied lighting energy.  

The Carbon Monoxide monitoring system provide the fan systems with better control allowing them to provide better ventilation in the parking garage while reducing excess energy consumption. The Siemens Energy Management System controls all fan operation, compressor loading, load shedding, start/stop timing, and condenser water temperature, high efficiency motors, Direct Digital Controls. We reset the supply air duct static pressure on a floor by-floor basis. The horsepower reduction has been significant.

In addition to all  the lighting and mechanical upgrades, many no cost / low cost measures were taken that reduced energy consumption. These included:

Arden's engineering department recognizes the financial impact of electrical demand charges, and as such, targets their operation towards peak demand reduction. By monitoring electrical demand levels and establishing a peak target, the energy management systems are programmed to selectively reset equipment to keep the demand within defined limits while never compromising  occupant comfort.

The payback for these initiatives is approximately three and a half years with a marked increase in tenant satisfaction and comfort.

In a continuing effort to reduce operating costs, optimum start and stop times have resulted in a further reduction of energy.

Arden Realty, Inc., with over 240 buildings in seven markets, is currently the largest commercial office landlord in Southern California, operating over 18 million rentable square feet with an additional 285,000 square feet under development. We have completed 32 HVAC plant retrofits, 47 EMS systems, 20 carbon monoxide sensor projects and 117 individual building lighting retrofits, including occupancy sensor installation. Arden Realty has also completed seven cogeneration plants and one solar photovoltaic array with a total capacity of three megawatts.





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Cushman & Wakefield of California, Inc. 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:*
Cushman & Wakefield of California, Inc.

Property Manager:*
Cushman & Wakefield of California, Inc.

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2000 (99)
2001 (99)
2002 (100)
2003 (100)
2004 (100)
2005 (100)
2006 (100)
2009 (79)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 44420 sf

Year Constructed: 1991

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used: