Alexandria Real Estate 2015 Energy Champion – Property Management


MAN: CAMPUS POINTE IS ONE
OF THE MOST AMBITIOUS REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS,
PROBABLY, IN THE COUNTRY. VIRTUALLY ALL OF
THE DEVELOPMENTS THAT WE DO IN SAN DIEGO
AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE NOT DEVELOPMENTS,
BUT REALLY REDEVELOPMENTS, USING EXISTING BUILDINGS IN
A CREATIVE MANNER TO SAY, “CAN WE SATISFY THE NEEDS
OF OUR MISSION-CRITICAL TENANTS “IN BUILDINGS AND RENOVATING
THEM IN PLACE, AS OPPOSED TO TAKING THE EASY WAY,
AS TO SCRAPE IT AND DEVELOP IT?” SO THAT, IN AND OF ITSELF,
IS A SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS, GREAT EFFICIENCY IN TERMS
OF MATERIALS AND ENERGY, AND WE’RE KEEPING ALL THAT
IN PLACE AND JUST TRYING TO COME UP WITH
A REALLY CREATIVE WAY OF REUSING
THE EXISTING BUILDINGS. SOLAR IS A GREAT IDEA
IN SAN DIEGO. DURING HIGH DEMAND,
WE HAVE LOTS OF SUNLIGHT. IT’S ALMOST A NO-BRAINER
TO INSTALL SOLAR WHEREVER WE CAN ON OUR PROJECTS. WHEN WE STARTED THE CENTRAL
PLANT UPGRADE, WE LOOKED AT THE DYNAMICS OF THE BUILDING AND
HOW THE BUILDING WAS BEHAVING. NOW THE CENTRAL PLANT IS ABLE
TO REACT TO THE BUILDING DEMAND MUCH BETTER THAN IT WAS
PREVIOUSLY. ORIGINALLY, THE CHILLERS
TO THE BUILDING WERE OVERSIZED. BY PUTTING IN A CHILLER
WITH MULTIPLE COMPRESSORS, WE’RE ABLE TO OPERATE
MUCH MORE EFFICIENTLY. RYAN: ALEXANDRIA HAS ALWAYS BEEN
COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY. I THINK WE’VE REALLY BEEN AHEAD
OF OUR TIME IN THINKING ABOUT THAT, PROBABLY BECAUSE
OF THE NATURE OF OUR TENANTS. RYAN: WE HARVEST ON-SITE
FOR FOODSTUFFS THAT ARE USED IN THE KITCHEN. THE REFUSE GOES
INTO THE COMPOST. THESE THINGS DON’T GET
LEED POINTS, BUT THEY PROVIDE AN EVERYDAY REMINDER
TO OUR OCCUPANTS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF
SUSTAINABILITY. WE OPENED A BEST-IN-CLASS
RESTAURANT FOR THE TENANTS
OF THIS BUILDING. HERE IN SAN DIEGO,
PEOPLE FEEL BETTER WHEN THEY’RE FIT, SO WE OPENED
A STATE-OF-THE-ART, 10,000-SQUARE-FOOT
FITNESS CENTER. OUR SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY IS
REALLY A VERY DYNAMIC EFFORT. IT CHANGES ALL THE TIME. THERE’S NEW WAYS
OF THINKING ABOUT THINGS, THERE IS MORE EFFICIENT
TECHNOLOGY THAT’S COMING OUT, AND WE HAVE SO MUCH SIGNIFICANT
REDEVELOPMENT GOING ON, WE’RE ALWAYS FIGURING OUT
A WAY–“CAN WE INCORPORATE THAT NEXT FEATURE TO MAKE THIS
THAT MUCH BETTER?”

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