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City West Place B4
2103 City West Place
Houston, TX 77042
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Managed by Thomas Properties Group (TPG), CityWest Place Three (CWP4) is located in the Westchase district area of Houston, Texas   headquarters of BMC Software, one of the world's largest independent software developers. Building Four is a 21-story, 666,000-square-foot office building within BMC's expansive Westchase-area campus. Designed by DMJM Architects and completed in 2001, BMC Software Building Four is handsomely clad in two-tone glass with unique structural elements at the building crown. It features a two-story entrance lobby and also includes executive offices, a data center, a full-service bank, a fitness center and a 300-person cafeteria. The BMC Software campus as a whole 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 hair salon, dry cleaners, additional fitness centers and much more.

BMC Software Building Four 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 Four'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.

Thomas Properties Group, the EPA's ENERGY STAR Continued Partner of the Year in 2001, 2002 and 2003,2005,2007,2008 and 2009 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.

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Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by TPG-2101 City West 3&4, L.P. 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:*
TPG-2101 City West 3&4, L.P.

Property Manager:*
Thomas Properties Group

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2003 (77)
2004 (84)
2005 (78)
2007 (95)
2008 (75)
2009 (75)
2010 (79)
2011 (88)
2012 (93)
2013 (86)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 558900 sf

Year Constructed: 2001

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
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For More Info:
Mike Shreve
Houston, TX 77042
713.255.2300
mshreve@tpgre.com