Kilroy Successfully Applies Fitwel to 23% of its Portfolio, and Achieves Certification for its Short- Term Production Offices in West Los Angeles
Tribeca West is a Class A office building located at the heart of West Los Angeles in California, United States specializing in short-term production office leases for the city’s most creative entertainment studios. Supporting more than 650 occupants, this striking campus invites a more active lifestyle featuring courtyards, a highly walkable environment, exterior stairwell pathways, and nearby markets. Kilroy’s Sustainability Team led the certification process and received a 1 Star Fitwel Rating under the Multi-Tenant Building scorecard in May 2017. Building on this success, the team is currently pursuing LEED for EB O+M certification for this project.
Using Fitwel to Strategize for Future Enhancements:
In addition to being a Fitwel Champion, Kilroy is also a member of the Fitwel Leadership Advisory Board and uses Fitwel as a guide to determine which improvements to prioritize across its existing portfolio. Specifically, when evaluating budgets and planned improvements, Kilroy utilizes the Fitwel Scorecard to ensure they are focusing on the enhancements that will have the largest impact and the greatest benefit on occupants. They have even been able to use Fitwel to encourage a new food vendor to provide more nutritious options and encourage healthier choices through the implementation of choice architecture strategies. In addition, through the certification process, Kilroy discovered the value simple upgrades to outdoor lighting and bathroom signage can have when it comes to supporting occupant health.
Despite being an older existing building, attaining Fitwel certification required minimal additional costs. This is largely thanks to Kilroy’s diligence in ensuring that the building and site environments are well-maintained and kept up to date with health-promoting design and operational strategies in an effort to meet occupant demands.
Why Kilroy Became a Fitwel Champion:
With ten Fitwel certified properties in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bellevue, and Seattle, Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) has already successfully applied Fitwel to 23% of its portfolio, totaling 3.14 million square feet. Kilroy, which has a long-standing commitment to sustainability and health, saw Fitwel as an opportunity to more fully embrace health promoting strategies and further expand its impact. Specifically, through the use of Fitwel, Kilroy has been able to strategically assess potential upgrades across its portfolio, already receiving Fitwel Ratings of 1 and 2 Stars across their ten Fitwel certified buildings.