City West Place B3
2101 City West Place
Houston, TX 77042
Managed by Hines, BMC Software Building Three is an element of the Houston, Texas, headquarters of BMC Software, one of the world's largest independent software developers. Building Three is a nine-story, 264,600-square-foot office building within BMC's expansive Westchase-area campus. Designed by DMJM Architects and completed in 1997, BMC Software Building Three features a two-story entrance lobby that provides guests with an expansive view of the campus; Building Three also includes the executive briefing center for the entire BMC Software complex. The campus itself features extensive landscaping including reflection pools, fountains, flower and herb gardens, and numerous pine and oak trees. Other amenities include three full-service cafes, a travel agency, a computer store, a car-care center, a full service bank, a hair salon, dry cleaners, fitness centers and much more.
BMC Software Building Three earned the ENERGY STAR largely as the result of energy-efficient features that were original design elements of the property. Examples include electronic ballasts and T-8 lamps in light fixtures in common areas of the building; fluorescent lamps are used in downlighting fixtures as well. In addition, lighting-related energy consumption is reduced through a building design that emphasizes natural light, meaning that tenants require little artificial light during working hours. HVAC systems are another source of considerable energy savings. All of BMC Software Building Three's HVAC systems are operated through a Direct Digital Control system, and Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) are used on air handling units and other mechanical equipment, allowing them to run at speeds commensurate with actual demand. Furthermore, chilled water connections to other buildings in the complex allow load-shedding during times of particularly high cooling demand. Finally, and more generally, BMC Software employees are educated in the value of energy conservation, helping to create a cooperative atmosphere with a shared goal of saving energy.
Hines, the EPA's ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2001, 2002 and 2003, as well as the recipient of the EPA's Sustained Excellence in Energy Management award in 2004, is proud to participate in the ENERGY STAR program, considering it an aid to leasing, and a sound and responsible business decision.
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by PKY-2101 CityWest 3&4, LP 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.
PKY-2101 CityWest 3&4, LP
Parkway Properties, Inc. (City West)
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Facility Type: Office
Total Floorspace: 233537 sf
Year Constructed: 1997
Contract Type: None