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  PineMed PlazaPineMed Plaza

Architect & LEED Consultant

Browne McGregor Architects, Inc.
520 Post Oak Boulevard, #880, Houston, TX 77027

General Description

Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Date Bid: Nov 2008
Construction Period: May 2009 to March 2010 Total Square Feet: 30,398
Site: 3.0578 acres. Number of Buildings: One.
LEED® CS-Silver
Building Size: First floor, 15,179; second floor, 15,219;
total, 30,398 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 14’6”; second floor, 14’6”; tower element, 8’; total, 38’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Tilt up. Foundation: Pier & grade beam, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Tilt-up concrete. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: ASA Consulting Engineers, Inc. - 1155 Dairy Ashford Street, #111, Houston, TX 77079
General Contractor: Metzger Construction Company - 2055 Silber, #100, Houston, TX 77055
Mechanical Engineer: GH Air Conditioning & Heating, LLC - 11706 South Garden, Houston, TX 77071
Electrical Engineer: D & L Electrical Company, Ltd. - 15353 Vantage Parkway East, Houston, TX 77032
Plumbing Engineer: Ronnie Smith Plumbing - 636 Dillard, Houston, TX 77091

PineMed Plaza; a two story, 30,398 square foot, LEED® CS-Silver building, is located on Medical Plaza Drive across from Memorial Herman Hospital in The Woodlands, Texas. The building layout provides variable leasing depths for a variety of healthcare tenants. Two entrances allow access from the surrounding parking areas, and a central elevator core and stairwell provide circulation between floors. Construction consists of concrete, tilt-wall panels clad with stone accents and a structural steel, interior frame. Site improvements include parking for 137 cars, 7 of which are designated hybrid spaces, an outdoor designated smoking area, and covered parking for physicians and staff.

A significant energy saving feature in the building is its large, north facing facade, which includes a 2˝-story curtain wall tower. Heat reducing, Low-E glazing is used throughout the building. In addition to its energy saving features, the building is equipped with water-efficient plumbing fixtures to reduce water consumption by as much as 30%. To help assure that the building systems perform efficiently, the building was commissioned by an independent third party at the time of completion.

To encourage the use of low emitting vehicles, the site has designated hybrid parking spaces. The accent tiles that clad the concrete tilt walls are locally sourced from within a 500-mile radius. The building steel and concrete rebar all contain recycled content which helps reduce the environmental impact over the life cycle of the products. A 2-year contract provides at least 35% of the building's electricity from renewable sources. In order to prevent or reduce the exposure of building occupants to tobacco smoke, the building has a designated smoking area away from any entrance. Signage encourages building tenants and visitors to make use of the recycle room on the first floor, and the janitorial staff uses only non-toxic cleaning materials.  

Product Information
Roofing: Dow Paint: Sherwin Williams Vinyl Wall Covering: Tri-Kes
VCT: Mannington Carpet: Lees Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer
Elevators: Schlinder

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