Design Awards for Houston Endowment Headquarters

The Houston Endowment's new headquarters provides an environmentally sustainable workspace for both the foundation and its community partners at its new location. The building is located on a 1.5 ha / 3.7 ac site in Spotts Park near the Buffalo Bayou waterfront; the design and building program are closely aligned with the surrounding area.

In combination with a geothermal heat exchanger system (30 geothermal probes of 100 m / 328 ft depth each) for hot and cold water supply, the photovoltaic system on the elevated roof generates enough renewable electrical power on site to compensate the energy consumption of the building in operation, so that the project reaches the "net zero" target.

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