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Von Karman Corporate (16735)
16735 Von Karman
Irvine, CA 92606
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Arden's property located at 16735 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, California is a 36,704 rentable square foot building that is 92% occupied. This Building is part of a nine building complex called Von Karman Corporate Center.

As part of the company's ongoing energy efficiency program, 16735 Von Karman constructed in 1984, was chosen as a candidate for a lighting retrofit. This addition was conceived as part of the overall efficiency enhancement at the property. The upgrade was specified to reduce wasted energy and reduce operating cost.

A typical Arden lighting retrofit was accomplished by replacing approximately 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

In addition to all the lighting upgrade, 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 3.5 years with a marked increase in tenant satisfaction and comfort.

Arden Realty, Inc. with over 240 properties, is currently the largest commercial office landlord in Southern California, operating over 18.5 million square feet. We are currently planning or constructing 20 HVAC plant retrofits, 30 EMS systems, 15 carbon monoxide sensor projects, and 100 lighting retrofits, including occupancy sensor installation.





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Arden Realty, 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:*
Arden Realty, Inc.

Property Manager:*
Arden Realty, Inc.

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
1999 (81)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 36704 sf

Year Constructed: 1981

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used: