5 Houston Center
1401 McKinney #150
Houston, TX 77001-0
The 5 Houston Center building is a 27-story, Class-A office building located in Houston, Texas. The building, constructed in 2002, is managed and owned by Columbia Property Trust. The 5 Houston Center building was constructed using modern technology and energy-efficient products. Energy-saving features, supplemented by staff dedicated to maintaining the function of these systems, include:
-- High-performance dual-pane vision glass
-- A roof canopy that shades more than half of the roof surface from the hot Texas sun
-- Energy-efficient lighting
-- Energy-efficient chillers coupled with a modern variable air volume (VAV) / air distribution system that utilizes variable frequency drives (VFDs) on all air-handling units
-- Demand ventilation with carbon dioxide sensors to provide energy-efficient delivery of outside air to the occupants
-- A full direct digital control (DDC) system with monthly performance monitoring
The 5 Houston Center building has earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance for the past five years and expects to raise the score in the future through increasing operational efficiencies by utilizing ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager as a tracking tool and complementing the skills of the operating team by using ENERGY STAR webinars to enhance their knowledge. While 5 Houston Center was originally built with many energy-efficient features, Columbia Property Trust has completed several recent projects to further raise the bar. The addition of demand ventilation is resulting in savings of approximately 520,000 kWh per year, while the addition of variable-speed drives to all remaining cooling towers is saving another 208,000 kWh per year.
Water conservation is also important to 5 Houston Center. Upgrading restroom faucet aerators is resulting in a reduction of over 70 percent of water used by these faucets. Capturing condensate water from the outside air-handling units for use as cooling tower make-up is saving approximately 20,000 gallons of city make-up water per month. In addition, 5 Houston Center has upgraded the irrigation system from conventional spray-type heads to drip irrigation.
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Columbia Property Trust 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.
Columbia Property Trust
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Facility Type: Office
Total Floorspace: 639004 sf
Year Constructed: 2002
Contract Type: None
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