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America Tower
2929 Allen Parkway
Houston, TX 77019
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America Tower is located on the AIG Houston Campus along with its four sister buildings sited west of downtown Houston offering convenience, and the comfort of an open campus environment.  America Tower, constructed in 1982, contains approximately 950,000 square feet of rentable area.  The Architecture firm of Lloyd, Jones, Brewer, and Associates developed its striking curved and angled design.  The fa?ade is finished in pre-cast concrete panels contrasted with dual-pane bronze glass insulating windows.  The unique Porte Cochere at the north entrance was added in 2000.  America Tower rises above the forty-six acre AIG Houston Campus, and is in close proximity to historic Buffalo Bayou offering park views and providing an excellent vantage point to the downtown skyline.

The building owner works closely with the Building Management team from Cushman & Wakefield of Texas to develop operations that assure the highest quality of service while maintaining efficiencies in operation.  The building owner recognizes the benefits of change in design of building components for the benefit of the environment.

Throughout the years the owner and the management team have upgraded and replaced HVAC components, lighting components, and installed other fixtures and devices to create optimal efficiencies while continuing to minimize the operational impact on the environment.

ENERGY STAR certification for the America Tower resulted from a series of replacements to building lighting and climate control. T8 fluorescent lamps with electronic ballasts and occupancy sensors were installed throughout the building to ensure that lights are turned off when they are not in use. Also, variable frequency drives were installed on both domestic water pumps and on two cooling tower fans.  The new build-outs are installing premium efficiency motors on all air handlers. Andover Continuum building automation system allows start & stop of air handlers, chilled & hot water set points, cold & hot deck set points, and lighting controls for 100% of the building.

America Tower has been recognized by BOMA in international competition and has been awarded for indoor air quality over the years.  Building operations are maintained to a high standard through a diligent preventive maintenance program.

Life Safety and Security are of paramount concern to the owner and management of the building.  America Tower is recognized by the Houston Fire Department as a well maintained structure with excellent life safety apparatus and training.   

As Managing partner for the America Tower, Cushman & Wakefield of Texas strives to encompass all of the benefits of energy efficiency.  The ENERGY STAR rating is a large step towards an environmentally sound building.




Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, Inc. 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:*
Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, Inc.

Property Manager:*
Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, Inc.

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2007 (84)
2008 (78)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 1070721 sf

Year Constructed: 1982

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant