Sugar Land Annex

Sugar Land Annex

The Sugar Land Annex building is located at 12550 Emily Court, Sugar Land, Texas. Currently, the building is used by various County government departments. The building, constructed in 2006, has 18,803 sq. ft. which include administrative areas, offices, and open office spaces with cubicles used for employees to perform day-to-day tasks. The annex building was recommended for three Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs):

Architect for Life coordinated with the county to determine the best dollar spend for possible energy conservation measures. For the Annex, it was decided to invest in a cool roof. Architect for Life served as Program Manager to ensure the federal funds were disbursed according to the DOE terms and conditions, as well as worked with county facilities to ensure the work was inspected and completed as required.

  • Installation of lighting occupancy sensors. Ideally suited for small applications that are considered intermittently occupied. Many of the corridors, enclosed offices, and open spaces within the Sugar Land Annex did not use occupancy sensors. This recommendation would result in an annual energy savings of 9,601-kWh and an annual cost savings of $1,228.96.
  • Replacement of fixture lamps. The Sugar Land Annex is illuminated with T-12 fluorescent light fixtures, 34-watt lamps and magnetic ballasts with new T-8, 32-watt or 28-watt fluorescent lamps and electronic ballast. The T-8 lamp produces approximately the same amount of light at lower power consumption. The lower power consumption leading to a lower operating cost per fixture allows for an annual energy savings of 40,931-kWh and an annual cost savings of $5,239.18.
  • Installation of more T-8 type lamps with electronic ballast in place of the current and less-efficient T-12 lamps with magnetic ballast.
  • Architect for Life oversaw the installation of a "Cool Roof". The work involved the removal of an existing built-up roof system with screen wall and replacement with a 3" rigid insulation, R-18 insulation value, with 60 mil TPO membrane as the installed roof. Ancillary work involving curb replacement, mechanical, electrical, sheet metal and equipment replacement and necessary re-installation was included as well. On-site work was performed by Remedy Roofing.

Annual Energy Cost (US Dollars)

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Total Energy Cost per Sq. Ft. (US Dollars)

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