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Phoenix Tower
3200 Southwest Freeway Suite 950
Houston, TX 77027
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Managed by Hines, Phoenix Tower is a 34-story Class A office building that was completed in 1984 and is located southwest of Houston's downtown. Clad in blue-green glass with a silver reflective coating, the 668,000-square-foot Phoenix Tower rises just to the north of U.S. 59, a major artery through the heart of the city.

Among the distinctive features designed by building architect Harwood Taylor of HKS Architects is the placement of the main lobby on the ninth floor. The walls of this Sky Lobby are finished in statuary white marble, with accents of Rosa Porino granite. The floors are finished in the same Rosa Porino granite. The Sky Lobby opens onto the Sky Terrace, an outdoor garden area with a reflection pool and an outstanding view of the downtown Houston skyline.

Phoenix Tower earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance as a result of extensive retrofitting of building equipment. Building lighting was upgraded with high-efficiency lamps and electronic ballasts, and the building control systems were completely upgraded. In addition, and of particular importance in Houston's hot summers, Phoenix Tower's HVAC systems were extensively upgraded, including a new rooftop cooling tower with energy-saving variable frequency drives (VFDs) on its fan motors. Air handling units throughout Phoenix Tower have also been fitted with VFDs.

Hines has been recognized with a multiple ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence and Partner of the Year awards. For a summary of the firm's participation in the ENERGY STAR program and other sustainability information, visit





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Parkway Properties or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Building Owner:*
Parkway Properties

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
1999 (83)
2000 (94)
2001 (95)
2002 (98)
2003 (94)
2004 (94)
2005 (93)
2006 (94)
2007 (90)
2008 (90)
2009 (82)
2010 (81)
2011 (84)
2012 (89)
2013 (79)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 665332 sf

Year Constructed: 1984

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 3-Load Reductions

For More Info:
Donald Emerson
Property Manager
Houston, TX 77027