811 Main

Houston, Texas
Certification Level: 
Parksmart Pioneer
Project Owner: 
BG Holdco LLC.
Project Operator: 
Project Size: 
500,000 square feet and 1,118 parking spaces
Project Overview: 

Wrapped in a glass façade and vegetative roof, the 1,118-space BG Group Place brought Class A, sustainable development to a downtown Houston block. Energy efficient lighting and ventilation technologies and a condensate recovery system reduce the property’s resource consumption, while nearby bicycle sharing and metro rail access provide commuters with a variety of transportation options.

Management highlights

  • Over 30 percent of garage waste diverted from landfill
  • Proactive operational maintenance manual ensures facility longevity
  • Garage commissioning verified efficiency of mechanical and electrical systems

Program highlights

  • 56 spaces reserved for low-emitting and fuel efficient vehicles
  • Creative locator cards educate patrons on facility’s sustainability attributes
  • Parkers offered access to local bicycle sharing program

Technology & structure design highlights

  • Green roof reduces heat island effect and mitigates stormwater runoff
  • AVI technology reduces idling on entrance and egress
  • CO sensors ensure ventilation runs only as needed
  • Complex sensor application to the lighting controls reduce energy consumption