Two California Plaza – LEED Platinum Certification

Two California Plaza – LEED Platinum Certification 2017-08-08T18:36:19+00:00

Project Description

350 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
53 Stories, 1.5M SF

LEED Platinum – EBO&M v2009

Ocean West Management Services is a full-service real estate company that owns, acquires, develops and manages office, retail and multi-family properties throughout the United States. The project building, Two California Plaza, is one of two iconic skyline buildings in the beautiful California Plaza located on the historical Bunker Hill in Los Angeles. Two California Plaza earned LEED® Platinum Certification for Existing Buildings, Operations and Maintenance, from the U.S. Green Building Council in October 2013. LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operations of high performance green buildings. As a result of this LEED project, Ocean West was able to maximize the energy, water, and resource efficiency at Two California Plaza while striving to improve indoor air quality and minimize the building’s environmental impact. With this certification, Two California Plaza became one of the first 50 existing buildings to certify LEED Platinum in all of California, and one of the first ten to certify in Los Angeles County.

Project Highlights:

  • ENERGY STAR rating of 95
  • Implementation of energy conservation measures projected to save 1,269,532 kWh annually
  • 62.5% of annual energy-related emissions diverted with the acquisition of Renewable Energy Credits
  • Low-flow water fixtures resulting in over 30% water use reduction
  • Advanced recycling program to properly dispose of batteries, e-waste, and other hazardous materials.
  • Lobby Renovation with over 50% sustainable purchases
  • Implementation of Green Education for building occupants and visitors
  • Improved diversion of landfill-bound waste by over 80%
  • Healthy Buildings’ Role

Healthy Buildings served as the LEED consulting team for Two California Plaza. Aside from the general LEED certification process, Healthy Buildings provided technical services to meet and document difficult prerequisites including; Energy & Atmosphere prerequisite 1 and credits 2.1 – 2.3 by conducting an ASHRAE lvl 1 audit and building retro-commissioning as well as performing ventilation testing to meet the requirements of Indoor Environmental Quality prerequisite 1. Healthy Buildings also performs annual Indoor Air Quality Proactive Inspections at 350 S. Grand Ave.

It was great working with your employee this year. She did a great job working in our building she was very professional with our tenants in regards to respecting their space and gets along well with our crew members. I hope she is willing to return next year.
Chief Engineer, Major commercial building in Sacramento
Thank you Bruce, you guys never cease to amaze me how well you do things. I wish other companies worked like you do…
Assistant Property Manager, Major Program Management Contractor, Washington, DC
Just wanted to let you know that your office just helped us out with a last minute need…and we wanted to express our sincere gratitude. Your staff dropped what they were doing and came here to perform a Legionella test of our cooling tower before our work started this weekend. We are so fortunate to have such a great partnership with Healthy Buildings, who is responsive to our needs!
Manager, Facilities Operations, Northern Virginia

I am completely amazed at how professional and complete our report is. I appreciate doing business with your company and look forward to using your services again on a yearly basis. Please keep me informed when it is coming close to the inspection period, thanks…

Operator, Major Casino/Hotel in Las Vegas, NV

Just wanted to express my sincere thanks for your time and assistance in attending the meeting. We met with a certified Industrial Hygienist and the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety. At the meeting, your staff distributed copies of the actual sampling data findings and explained each test and the results. The director asked a few questions and at the end of the meeting he seemed satisfied with the results and expressed his gratitude and stated that he felt that HBI had done a thorough job.

Property Manager, Commercial Real Estate, Virginia

It was great working with your employee this year. She did a great job working in our building she was very professional with our tenants in regards to respecting their space and gets along well with our crew members. I hope she is willing to return next year.

Chief Engineer, Major Commercial Building in Sacramento

Thank you for the expedient response to our request and the professional nature in which Healthy Buildings have responded to our concerns regards IAQ in the clinic, much appreciated.

Senior Occupational Health Specialist, Washington, DC

Healthy Buildings has the team and experience to develop effective and efficient hotel sustainability programs. Their commitment to business-oriented sustainability decisions makes them a player you most definitely want to have on your team. They will work with you to meet your bottom line goals while greening your operations and maintenance practices; ultimately reducing your operating costs, generating marketing opportunities, and strengthening your business model by integrating sustainability into all aspects of your hotel.

Sustainability Manager, Major Hotel in New York City

I had the opportunity to utilize Healthy Buildings as my LEED Consultant on the Porterville Developmental Center New Main Kitchen Project in Porterville, CA. The project has attempted LEED (v2.2) Gold status.  I cannot say enough about the Healthy Buildings team and their professional work ethic, deep knowledge of LEED and sustainability and their willingness to go the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction.

Project Engineer, Seals/Biehle, Inc.

Just wanted to express my sincere thanks for your time and assistance in attending the meeting. We met with a certified Industrial Hygienist and the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety. At the meeting, your staff distributed copies of the actual sampling data findings and explained each test and the results. The director asked a few questions and at the end of the meeting he seemed satisfied with the results and expressed his gratitude and stated that he felt that HBI had done a thorough job.

Property Manager, Lerner, Tysons Corner, Virginia

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