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South Bay Tech Center 690 Knox
690 Knox
Torrance, CA 90502
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Arden's South Bay Tech property located at 690 Knox Street, Torrance, California is a 52,000 rentable square foot building that is 85% occupied. As part of the company's ongoing energy efficiency program, South Bay Tech, constructed in 1984, has undergone a building wide lighting retrofit. This addition was conceived as part of the overall efficiency enhancement at the property. A typical Arden lighting retrofit was accomplished by replacing T-12 light tubes with T-8 light tubes. Electronic ballasts were also installed. 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.

In addition to all the lighting upgrades, many no 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, 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 BSREP Southern California Office LA 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:*
BSREP Southern California Office LA

Property Manager:*
Cushman & Wakefield/ABM

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
1999 (90)
2000 (88)
2001 (86)
2007 (79)
2008 (75)
2009 (86)
2010 (79)
2011 (90)
2013 (80)
2014 (76)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 47934 sf

Year Constructed: 1980

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used: