Zero Energy Certified

HOUSTON ADVANCED RESEARCH CENTER HQ

VITAL STATS

Certification StatusZero Energy Certified
Version of LBC3.1
LocationThe Woodlands, TX, USA
TypologyBuilding
Gross Building Area18,601 SF
Start of OccupancyMarch 2017
Owner OccupiedYes
Occupancy TypeResearch
Number of Occupants26

PROJECT TEAM

OwnerMustapha Beydoun
Project ManagerDavid A. Kaczynski
General ContractorBrookstone Construction Managers
ArchitectGensler
Mechanical EngineerCMTA Consulting Engineers
Electrical EngineerCMTA Consulting Engineers
Lighting DesignGensler
Interior DesignGensler
PlumbingCMTA Consulting Engineers
Geotechnical EngineerVogt Engineering
Structural EngineerWalter P Moore
Civil EngineerWalter P Moore
LandscapingClark Condon & Applied Habitats

BUILDING SYSTEMS INFORMATION

Wall R value and section specificationR50, Air-tight, high-performance building envelope and rain screen

ZERO ENERGY PERFORMANCE

Actual energy use during performance period86,969 kWh
Actual energy produced during performance period104,890 kWh
Net Energy Use-17,921 kWh
EUI15.95 kBTU/sf/yr

SOLAR ELECTRIC (PV) PANEL

PV Array Size (kW)82.2
PV Output Per Capacity Nameplate (W)66,600
Panel Quantity252
PV Type and Brand216 x Mission Solar Energy, Model: MSE355SQ4S + 36 x Kyocera Solar Energy, Model: KU320-8BCA
PV Inverter Quantity5
PV LocationRooftop
PV Ownership DetailsBuilding Owner (HARC)

LIGHTING

99% of the lighting in the building is produced by LED lights. Of the lights, 95% of them are equipped with occupancy/vacancy sensors. The building also features glass doors in its offices and a considerable number of windows in order to maximize daylight availability in the building.

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