• Site & construction: Rolling Hills Estates, CA
• Owner: Sotheby’s International Realty
• Architect: X-Ten Architects
• Installer: J. Miller Canvas
• Date of installation: 2005
• Product: Soltis FT 371
• Total area: 16,145 sq feet (1 500 m²)
2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the installation of Serge Ferrari’s Soltis FT 371 to the façade of the Sotheby’s International Realty building in Rolling Hills Estates, California. This 30,000 sq. ft commercial building was once an eyesore in its community, extremely energy inefficient for the building owner, and uncomfortable for its occupants. Soltis FT 371 was installed to fix these problems and now, 10 years later, Sotheby’s International Realty Co-CEO Rick Elder is extremely pleased: “We have been exceptionally happy with it and we’d definitely do it again”.
Thanks to Soltis FT 371, the company has since experienced energy savings of $60,000 per year, with tremendous improvement in aesthetics and comfort. Sotheby’s achieved a payback period from energy savings of only 2 years from installation. Altogether, Sotheby’s has saved more than $600,000 in energy costs. And now with a more comfortable, usable and modern office space to promote to perspective tenants, Sotheby’s enjoys the increased revenue of a 100% occupancy rate.