2000 Bering Office Building
2000 Bering, Suite 107
Houston, TX 77057
Built in 1982 the 2000 Bering Office Building has been a Houston success story from its beginning. In 1992, the New York ownership and the local property management company, Tarantino Properties, Inc., teamed up with Houston Lighting and Power to complete a program which greatly enhanced the electrical efficiency of the building.
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 virtually 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 494 V - 503 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 2000 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.
2000 Bering Ltd
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Facility Type: Office
Total Floorspace: 422965 sf
Year Constructed: 1982
Contract Type: None