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717 Texas
Houston, TX

Hines partnered with Prime Asset Management to develop 717 Texas, a 33-story Class A office tower in Houston's downtown theater district. Designed by Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, the granite-clad building features some of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly office space in Houston.

When 717 Texas achieved certification at the Platinum level under the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED rating system for Existing Buildings (EB), it was the first skyscraper in the state of Texas to achieve the USGBC's highest green building designation.

Some of the green technology incorporated into the building include:

  • electronic filtration of outside air
  • floor-by-floor air quality monitoring and control
  • treatment of all on-floor tenant supply air with ultraviolet light
  • use of recycled materials in finishes
  • carbon-filtered, ultraviolet light-treated, chilled drinking water delivered to every floor
  • nine-and-a-half-foot ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows

The building was completed in 2003.

 

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SUMMARY

Address
717 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX

Location
The block bounded by Louisiana Street, Prairie Avenue, Milam Street and Texas Avenue

Hines' Role
Developer
Owner
Property Manager

Architect
Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum

Net Rentable Area
Office:
696,421 sq. ft.
(64,698 sq. m.)

Typical Floor Size
26,000 sq. ft.
(2,415 sq. m.)

Major Tenants
Calpine
Jones Day
Plains Exploration
TransCanada

Awards
U.S. Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency 2005

Sustainability
ENERGY STAR 2005, 2007-2012
LEED Platinum 2011

Contact Information
Colvill Office Properties
713-877-1550

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