Jacob White Construction Company
2000 West Parkwood, #100, Friendswood, TX 77546
Location: Houston, Texas
Negotiated Bid Date: Aug 2009
Construction Period: Aug 2009 to Apr 2010
Total Square Feet: 24,084 Site: 1.659 acres. Number of
Building Size: First floor, 12,042; second floor, 12,042; total,
24,084 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 14’3”; second floor, 14’3”; total,
Basic Construction Type: New/Shell Only.
Foundation: Pier & grade beam, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls:
CMU, curtainwall. Roof: Membrane, living. Floors:
Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Architect: Webb Architects - 3701 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098
Owner: Jacob White Development LLC - 2000 West Parkwood, #200,
Friendswood, TX 77546
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: C.F. McDonald Electric, Inc. -
5044 Timber Creek, Houston, TX 77017
Jacob White Construction Company strives to exceed client expectations
in all areas and did so with the FC Gulf Freeway, a state-of-the-art
commercial building completed in April 2010. Strategically located at
the entrance of the Metro Park and Ride near the corner of IH45 and
Beltway 8, the FC Gulf Freeway building is easily accessible from the
entire south and southeast regions of Houston, Texas.
Jacob White focused on Green technology in the design and completion of
the 24,000-square-foot LEED® Platinum registered building. Green
technology can reduce water consumption, electricity and waste that will
improve efficiency, air quality, and increase the overall value of the
building. Studies show that improved air quality and the use of
materials that do not emit volatile organic compounds can increase
productivity from five to 28 percent based on the type of business.
Indoor Air Quality Standards (IAQ) were met using filtration, air stream
purification, tobacco smoke control and CO2 monitoring with enhanced
Indoor climate controls were designed and distributed to allow both
perimeter and non-perimeter spaces to be independently controlled with
thermal comfort meeting the applicable ASHRAE standards; monitored on a
real-time basis by the building's energy management system. Ninety
percent of the spaces within the building have access to daylight and a
view of the exterior. The building also includes the latest in "touch
technologies," a developed anti-microbial surface shown to eliminate the
threat of common colds and flu.
The building is home to Houston's largest living (green) roof, as well
as many green features such as storing over 465,000 gallons of storm
water runoff for irrigation and water closet use, illuminating the
exterior with highly efficient LED lighting, and power supplied by 100%
High efficiency, CFC free cooling equipment with electric heat was used
in the building. It included MERV 13 filtration, CO2 monitoring and UV-C
light air stream purification treatment. Equipment is monitored and
controlled by an extensive energy management system.
The building has a calculated roof R-value of 61 (excluding the
evaporative cooling effect of the green roof); wall R-values of 24+ and
1-inch insulated glazing with minimal UV transmittance and low
emissivity coatings. The building is projected to use an average of
30,000 kWh per month of electrical power. Overall energy reduction
techniques (equipment, construction and operation) resulted in an energy
usage level of 55% less than a baseline building.
Upon completion of 12941 Gulf Freeway, Jacob White Construction now
officially has four "LEED buildings" under its belt and is working on
its own new 10,000 square foot headquarters being built to LEED Platinum