A Pioneer in Sustainable Development
Irvine Company has been a pioneer in sustainable development with environmental stewardship at its core since the company’s founding in 1864. And, when the company made the historic decision to master plan The Irvine Ranch in Orange County, Calif. in the late 1950s, environmental stewardship was an inseparable component of that process as well.
Today our commitment to environmental stewardship is stronger than ever. Our teams of dedicated specialists take great pride in managing and caring for the environmental impact of our portfolio through water, energy and waste conservation and achieve significant savings across our entire portfolio. Our efforts range from the everyday—installing high-efficiency plumbing at hundreds of our properties—to the grand—preservation of more than 57,000 acres of open space and parks (more than 60% of the 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch).
We launched the world’s first fleet of hybrid-electric office buildings. We are No. 1 owner of Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)-certified buildings in California; and we hold the No. 1 ranking nationwide by the Environmental Protection Agency for energy-efficient buildings.
Each day, we continually seek ways to balance community needs with those of the environment throughout the company’s entire portfolio of office, apartment, retail and resort holdings in Orange County, San Diego, West Los Angeles, and Silicon Valley.