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Irvine Company Completes World’s First Collection of Hybrid Electric Buildings

The Irvine Company and Southern California Edison conducted a ‘virtual ribbon cutting’ on the world’s first fleet of Hybrid Electric Buildings, which feature state-of-the-art Tesla Powerpack battery systems. The 21 high-rise office buildings are also equipped with energy management and cloud-based optimization software that employs advanced analytics to enable each building to control its demand from the electric grid, and respond in unison when SCE signals a need to reduce load on the grid.

The efforts can reduce peak demand by 25% and provide up to 10 megawatts (MW) of instantaneous load reduction for up to four hours. It also helps reduce energy expenses and operating costs by an estimated 10%.

Irvine Company’s Doug Holte says, “Irvine Company takes great pride in being a national leader in sustainability, while developing some of the nation’s most vibrant workplace communities in the world.”


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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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