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816 Congress
816 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
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816 Congress is a twenty-story, more than 470,000-square-foot office building owned and managed by Cousins Properties Incorporated (CPI). The building was constructed in 1983 and renovated significantly in 1994. Its exterior is constructed from native granite, and its plaza entrance features water-efficient landscaping. The building offers a terrace and interior lounge, banking services, a deli and coffee service, nearly 500 covered parking spaces, a conference center, a mailroom, and a fitness center with showers and dressing areas.

Building energy performance has increased through a number of energy-reducing activities, including lighting retrofit projects. Inefficient incandescent lamps were replaced with compact fluorescent lighting where practical and programmed operation of Saturday HVAC service was discontinued and replaced with tenant requested activation.  Occupancy sensors were added to restrooms, mechanical areas, and tenant spaces as part of the specifications on tenant improvement upgrades, and exit signs were converted to long-life, energy-efficient LED versions.





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Cousins Properties 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:*
Cousins Properties

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2003 (90)
2012 (96)
2015 (94)
2016 (96)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 470389 sf

Year Constructed: 1983

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant