7550 I-H 10 West
San Antonio, TX 78229
Northwest Center is a fourteen-story, 241,248 square-foot building, located at the intersection of Interstate Highway 10 and West Loop 410. The building has excellent southern views of downtown San Antonio and to the north, the Texas hill country. Built in 1984, the building's contemporary design by Stephen McWilliams Associates has visual appeal with silver tinted solar glass and multiple roof line insets. Onsite parking provides 867 spaces for our customers. Equity Office understands the unique needs of its customers and strives to meet these needs while managing energy consumption, but not sacrificing tenant comfort of their space. Customers are concerned with a comfortable environment in combination with operating their businesses economically, while maintaining operating costs as low as possible. Northwest Center's excellent benchmark score reflects the efforts of the onsite property team.
Some of the key ingredients to the building efficiency at the Northwest Center include:
· In 1994, the mechanical system was completely renovated and upgraded to include a new Carrier ComfortNet building automation system and new Carrier automated chillers. This new system provides efficient temperature control and energy savings by utilizing chiller optimization programs.
· In 1995, the building standard lighting was retrofitted to energy saving Philips electronic ballast and 3- F32T8/735 fluorescent lamps.
· Equity Office reduces energy costs by systematically maintaining the mechanical equipment with a computerized preventative maintenance program. This enables us to consistently meet the maintenance frequency levels for maximum efficiency of the equipment. Equity Office invests time in training and development of our engineers to ensure consistent quality preventative maintenance measures along with proper equipment control.
Ongoing energy efficiency focus and training is supported at the property management level and at the asset management level. Particularly, the Energy Management System (EMS) is used at a high level of understanding by the building engineers. When special expertise is needed, it is provided by regional and national corporate technical support.
Equity Office strongly believes that the energy efficiency equation must have the involvement of industry professionals, vendors, utility companies, employees and customers to be successful. This collaboration is evident in our programs referenced above.
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Westdale Northwest Center, LP 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.
Westdale Northwest Center, LP
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Facility Type: Office
Total Floorspace: 271117 sf
Year Constructed: 1984
Contract Type: None