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

"The property managers specifically used Parksmart to broaden their portfolio to win the Toby Award. They also use it in progress reports on improvements, advancements and goals for the building to ownership. Parksmart is still quite new. With growth and popularity it will help drivers with electric vehicles find charging stations and will also bring awareness to the mixed uses a parking structure can have (green roofs, roof top dog parks, community events, increased amenities onsite to reduce driving to alternate places, etc.)." - Nichole Crossland, Winpark, 811 Main Street, Houston, TX