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Culver City Existing Building Renovation Earns LEED Gold

Urban Offerings and Meridian Group Ltd. of Los Angeles, renovates industrial building for green adaptive creative office space in Culver City.

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Urban Offerings, Inc. of El Segundo, CA acquired a 1956 vintage bow truss industrial building in the Culver City area of Los Angeles in 2007 to renovate for adaptive creative office space. The plan was to make this existing building energy sustainable. Both goals were achieved.

Urban Offerings and Meridian Group Ltd. of Los Angeles, have completed renovation of the 28,000 square foot building located at 3641 Holdrege Ave, Culver City, CA.

LEED for Existing Building Sustainability

The renovated office building has received a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for core and shell renovation, the second highest sustainability designation awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Urban Offerings LEED Gold Existing Building Renovation in Culver City
Urban Offerings develops industrial building into adaptive creative office space in Culver City, CA
Prior to completing building renovation, Urban Offerings leased 18,500 square feet of the space to Herman Miller, Inc. for its Los Angeles National Design Center.

"Sustainable development is becoming the industry standard and the next major wave of development. We were committed to making this building a benchmark for energy conservation even though it took a special effort from our development team because we were renovating an existing industrial structure with constraints not faced in ground-up development," Dean Nucich, managing principal of Urban Offerings, said.

The LEED Gold certification became a team recognition of lead consultant Zinner Consultants of Santa Monica, CA, general contractor Oltmans Construction Co. of Whittier, CA, and architect Lynch/Eisinger/Design (LED) of New York, NY.

Green Building Renovation Features

The major challenge in achieving LEED Gold was accomplishing the required energy efficiency with the creation of two new 20-foot glass walls. The Douglas Fir vertical screens hang over the glass walls to provide solar shading, and the cool roof designed by Independent Roofing Consultants provides the necessary R Values for energy efficiency.

The cool roof system reflects the sun’s heat. "This also allowed us to retain the architectural integrity of the original bow truss roof system. It is a beautiful structural and architectural feature virtually impossible to re-create today cost-wise," Nucich said.

The firm also reduced the building’s footprint to provide outdoor public spaces.

Wood elements, rough existing concrete walls, and a Corten steel screen covers a portion of the building, and offers protection for the front entrance, giving the building a warm character.

Other elements contributing to the LEED Gold designation, includes building materials that reduce heat island effects with light colored concrete and shading elements, low-flow restroom fixtures, deliberate avoidance of automatic landscape irrigation, draught tolerant plants, recycled or reused non-hazardous construction and demolition, skylights and windows to achieve natural daylight in 7% of the building’s occupied areas and a contract for renewable energy to provide 70% of the building’s power for a two years.

Approximately 10,000 square feet of the Holdrege Ave. building is available for lease and is being marketed by First Property of Beverly Hills.

About Urban Offerings, Inc.

Urban Offerings, Inc. is a full-service commercial real estate development and investment firm with diverse experience that enables them to underwrite and position a property in the marketplace.



Edited by Carolyn Allen, owner/editor of California Green Solutions
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