The 2211 Michelson building is in the Irvine Business Complex,two blocks east of John Wayne Airport. Among the green designfeatures qualifying the building for its Silver LEED-CScertification are its wastewater and water conservationtechnologies, reduction in the use of electricity through efficientlighting and HVAC systems, low-emitting materials, 60% more glassthan conventional office buildings to provide maximum daylightwithin the building, extensive gardens with 50 new trees andlandscaped outdoor work spaces.

Designed by architect Paul Danna, a principal of DMJM Design,the building is anchored by Wachovia Bank and is 55% leased to aroster of national and international tenants. Its first dozentenants include financial, investment, real estate, law andtechnology firms.

Among the tenants is the Bixby Land Co., which signed last monthfor 10,500 sf of headquarters space at the office tower, becomingthe second firm at the time to choose the 266,000-sf building asits headquarters. Bixby CEO Bill Halford commented at the time thatthe sustainable design of 2211 Michelson was one of the factors inhis company's decision to move its headquarters to the new Irvinebuilding.

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