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One Shell Plaza
910 Louisiana
Houston, TX 77002
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One of Hines' first high-rise developments, and still a distinctly elegant feature of the Houston skyline, One Shell Plaza is a 50-story, 1.6 million-square-foot office building, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. One Shell Plaza's exterior, clad in travertine marble, is a series of closely spaced columns that taper gently upward from a landscaped plaza. These columns project slightly in paired bays on each fa?ade, creating a subtle undulation in the exterior. Among the distinctive interior features of One Shell Plaza are the presence of the Plaza Club, with fine dining, entertainment, and meeting facilities (and a 49th-floor view) and the Shell Oil Company Museum in the lobby. One Shell Plaza was completed in 1971.


One Shell Plaza earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance as a result of retrofits and upgrades, including the replacement of building light fixtures with high-efficiency three-lamp fluorescent fixtures with electronic ballasts. In addition, air handling units throughout the building were fitted with variable frequency drivers (VFDs), and the building control system was upgraded, giving building engineers centralized control over energy demand at One Shell.


Hines has been recognized with multiple ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence and Partner of the Year awards.  For a summary of the firm's participation in the ENERGY STAR program and other sustainability information, visit





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Busycon Properties, LLC 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:*
Busycon Properties, LLC

Property Manager:*
Hines Interest LP

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
1999 (75)
2004 (75)
2005 (78)
2006 (77)
2007 (86)
2008 (88)
2009 (89)
2010 (85)
2011 (89)
2012 (87)
2013 (76)
2014 (77)
2015 (79)
2016 (86)
2017 (88)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 1267576 sf

Year Constructed: 1970

Contract Type: None

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