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South Bay Centre
1515 W. 190th St.
Gardena, CA 90248
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Arden's South Bay Centre property located at 1515 W. 190 Street, Gardena California is a 202,830 rentable square foot building that is 92% occupied. Visit our website at As part of the company's ongoing energy efficiency program, South Bay Centre, constructed in 1984, undertook upgrades including a building wide lighting retrofit and the installation of Variable Frequency Drives on the largest of the supply fans. These additions were conceived as part of the overall efficiency enhancement at the property. A typical Arden lighting retrofit was accomplished by replacing all the T-12 light tubes with T-8 light tubes and the installation of electronic ballasts. The incandescent and fluorescent exit signs were replaced with LED exit signs using only two watts per fixture. Also installed were occupancy sensors throughout the building to reduce unoccupied lighting energy.

The CSI Energy Management System controls all fan operation, compressor staging, load shedding, start/stop timing, and condenser water temperature. We control and reset the supply air temperature as well as the static pressure (through variable speed drive control).

In addition to 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.

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 South Bay Centre 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:*
South Bay Centre LLC

Property Manager:*
Equity Office Properties (Torrance)

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
1999 (82)
2000 (87)
2001 (97)
2002 (89)
2003 (89)
2004 (77)
2005 (77)
2011 (84)
2012 (88)
2014 (89)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 219390 sf

Year Constructed: 1986

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used: