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1811 Bering Office Building
1811 Bering Dr.
Houston, TX 77057
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ENERGY STAR The 1811 Office Building is the second of two buildings owned by the same New York Partnership and managed by Tarantino Properties, Inc., to receive the ENERGY STAR Label. This building was  built in 1984 and has enjoyed full occupancy for years.

A lighting retrofit was completed changing  the three-lamp, two-ballast fixtures to two-lamp, one-ballast  fixtures using T-8 lamps and electronic ballast and adding silver  reflectors to maintain acceptable lighting levels.

Power factor correction capacitants designed  for full unity, 1.00, were added at the building's power supply  entry. These totally variable capacitants were carefully sized for  the building's maximum an minimum load conditions.

The voltage to the building was found to be  too high, in the range of 502 V - 518 V. Most equipment tags for  three-phase equipment reads a rating of 460 volts. Having the  voltage dropped made as significant improvement as did the lighting  retrofit and the power factor correction.

Bottom line is that the building has  operated at approximately $1.00 per square foot less than the market  without sacrificing quality and maintained full occupancy even  during Houston's most challenging real estate era. The energy  savings projects and the continued careful operation of the building  systems has been a significant contributor to these accomplishments  and qualified it as an ENERGY STAR Building.





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by 1811 Bering Ltd 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:*
1811 Bering Ltd

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
1999 (76)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 186334 sf

Year Constructed: 1984

Contract Type: None

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