Year: 2006
Award Type: Citation Award
Territory: SCE Territory
Location: Torrance, CA
Owner: Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
Developer: Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
Architect: LPA, Inc.
Market Segement:
Mixed-Use
Other
Retail
Square Footage: 624,000
Type of Building:
Office
Other
Retail Store
Award Credit:

Mechanical Engineer

Glumac International, Inc

Energy Science Consultant

CTG Energetics, Inc.

Photography

Cristian D. Costea, Costea Photography

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Toyota South Campus – Torrance - At Night

Toyota South Campus

Located at Toyota’s North American Headquarters, the South Campus consists of five three-story buildings, totaling 624,000 square feet. In addition to the program requirement of providing office space for the financial and customer services groups, the facility provides amenities for dining, training and an event courtyard for the entire Toyota population. The campus expansion demonstrates Toyota’s commitment to the environment using the corporation’s process green initiatives.

The highly energy-efficient design embraced several energy-saving and renewable energy source elements, including the largest privately owned rooftop photovoltaic panel system installation in the country providing up to 62,000 kWh per month. With photovoltaic generation, this project performs 59 percent better than the Title 24 energy requirements.

The jurors cited this project for meeting the challenges of a typical large suburban office park with exceptional performance. They commented that the design team accomplished a great deal with an all too common situation and were impressed by the project’s energy performance.

    Notable Accomplishments

  • Performs 59 percent better than the Title 24 energy requirements.

Jurors

  • Marlin Addison

    Title: Principal of M.S
    Company: Addison and Associates
    Location: Tempe, AZ

    Mr. Addison is recognized nationally as a leading expert in the practice of energy efficient building design and the professional use of detailed building energy use simulation. During his career, he has consulted on some of the nation’s most notable showcase sustainable building projects including the National Audubon Society Headquarters in New York City and the Natural Resources Defense Council office in Santa Monica, Calif. Due to his unique educational and professional experience, Mr. Addison has been selected by the U.S. DOE, LBL, PNL, NIST, and NREL to serve on a variety of panels and projects guiding federal building energy research. He also serves as clinical assistant professor and director of the Building Energy Simulation Lab at Arizona State University’s College of Design. His M.S. in Energy Efficient Building Design combined graduate course work in architecture, architectural engineering, mechanical engineering, and operations research.

  • Sandra Mendler, AIA

    Title: Vice President and Sustainable Design Principal
    Company: HOK
    Location: San Francisco, CA

    A nationally recognized, award-winning sustainable design leader, Ms. Mendler has contributed to numerous high profile showcase projects – three of which have been recognized by AIA as top ten Green Buildings of the Year. She serves on the US Green Building Council (USGBC) board of directors and is past chair of the national AIA Committee on the Environment. The co-author of the HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design, published by John Wiley & Sons, Ms. Mendler contributes regularly to industry publications and events. She holds degrees in architecture from Washington University and Pratt Institute.

  • Hofu Wu, ArchD, FAIA

    Title: Professor of Architecture
    Company: Cal Poly Pomona
    Location: Pomona, CA

    Hofu Wu, ArchD, FAIA

    Dr. Wu has devoted more than 25 years to teaching advanced energy efficient technologies and their integration in architectural design and currently serves as director of Cal Poly’s Environmental Design Technology Unit. In addition to his involvement in committees that generate national energy standards, he has always been an advocate of the USGBC’s LEED program. As an environment and energy consultant, his clients include utility companies, private corporations, state and federal governments as well as national and international research laboratories. His research papers have been published widely in conference proceedings. Dr. Wu holds a B. A. in Architecture degree from Tamkang University in Taiwan, an M. A. in Architecture degree from University of Illinois, and a Doctor of Architecture degree from University of Michigan.


Award Credit

Mechanical Engineer

Glumac International, Inc

Energy Science Consultant

CTG Energetics, Inc.

Photography

Cristian D. Costea, Costea Photography

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