Energy Usage SummaryAccording to data from the U.S Energy Information Agency (EIA), commercial buildings account for nearly 20% of total energy consumption in the United States in 2018. This may be surprising to some, but when you consider that there’s nearly six million commercial office buildings in the United States, you may be able to picture the scale of their energy consumption. Buildings need to be energy efficient not only for the good of the environment, but to remain financially viable. When factoring in tenant health and comfort to the equation, it’s no wonder why property managers and owners struggle to find the right building automation system (BAS) for their property. Luckily, we understand the struggles you face and are here to help.

Why Computrols?

As the commercial office environment becomes increasingly competitive, retaining tenants becomes more challenging. With 35 years of experience designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing building automation systems, Computrols understands the role the BAS plays in a commercial office building. When we say BAS, we aren’t just referring to HVAC controls for climate comfort and efficiency; we are also referring to access controls, lighting control for energy efficiency, and fire alarm for life safety. That means one point of contact for all of your BAS subsystems, and they all carry the industry’s only lifetime warranty.

We understand that property managers and owners want a system that will save energy and dollars over time, while building engineers need a reliable system to operate on a daily basis. That’s why we design and build the BAS industry’s most reliable hardware to save energy, money, and headaches in commercial properties. While many of our big-box competitors intentionally design their systems to have a limited lifespan, we believe that your BAS should stand the test of time.

Reduced Life-Cycle Costs

A BAS’ life-cycle costs are directly tied to the quality of the product and the philosophy of your BAS vendor. As we mentioned previously, many big-box BAS vendors design their systems to fail over time, or at the very least stop servicing their legacy products after a certain period of time. That way they can sell you the latest and greatest product to guarantee ongoing revenue. At Computrols, we have never obsoleted a product. Beyond that, we offer integration solutions to a number of our competitors’ systems. Just because your vendor stopped servicing their own system does not mean its life cycle has ended.

Do your tenants work outside of traditional hours often? If so, tracking and billing tenants for overtime air usage can be crucial. While there are many overtime billing services that bill monthly as part of a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, Computrols’ overtime air solution, CBAS Web, has a one-time cost. You own the system the day it is installed and can immediately reap the benefits of overtime tenant billing. When you consider our lifetime-warranty controllers, refusal to obsolete products, willingness to integrate with our competitors’ products and overtime-billing capabilities, Computrols offers the most economical BAS solution on the market.

Made in America

Made in the USAWe are proud to say that all of our HVAC, access, lighting and life-safety controllers are manufactured in the United States of America. Despite many of our competitors offshoring manufacturing to save on costs, Computrols has always made it a point to design and build our products at our headquarters in New Orleans, Louisiana. This not only ensures that we have full control of the quality assurance process, but it enables our company to empower the American worker.

Lifetime Warranty

Lifetime WarrantyAs we alluded to earlier, Computrols offers a lifetime warranty on every controller we manufacture. Our warranty speaks for itself and is a testament to the quality we engineer into every control board. Computrols’ lifetime warranty is not just a buzz-worthy phrase either; it has real-world, fiscal benefits in commercial office buildings. Consider all the different expenses a property manager or owner must balance in his or her capital budget. There’s aesthetic elements like flooring, walls, landscaping and art. There’s a number of systems that are vital for a building’s functionality, not the least of which are elevator systems and telecommunications. With all these expenses to consider, wouldn’t it be nice to know that your HVAC, access, lighting and life-safety controllers are guaranteed for life?


Office Tower BAS Case Studies

La Jolla Commons
La Jolla Commons
4747 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Overtime Tenant Billing

Greenway Plaza
Greenway Plaza
Three Greenway Plaza
Houston, TX 77046
HVAC Control, Access Control

Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center
7800 Interstate 10 West
San Antonio, TX 78230
HVAC Controls Integration,
     Barber Colman

One Shell Square
One Shell Square
701 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70139
HVAC Controls Integration,
     Johnson Controls
Fire & Life Safety System

Miami Tower
Miami Tower
100 SE 2nd Street
Miami, FL 33131
HVAC Controls Integration,
Johnson Controls

601 Travis
601 Travis
601 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77002
New Installation » Integration

1615 Poydras
1615 Poydras
1615 Poydras St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Fire Alarm Retrofit

4000 MacArthur
4000 MacArthur
4000 MacArthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
HVAC Controls Integration, Siemens

Independence Center
Independence Center
15036 Conference Center Dr.
Chantilly, VA 20151
HVAC Controls Integration,
Johnson Controls

JPMorgan Chase Tower
JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77002
HVAC Controls Retrofit

Oil & Gas Company
Oil & Gas Company
600 North Dairy Ashford
Houston, TX 77079
HVAC Controls Retrofit, Fire & Life Safety,
Lighting Control Integration

South Coast Executive Center
South Coast Executive Center
3100 & 3150 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
HVAC Controls Integration,
Johnson Controls, Siemens, Alerton

 

280 Trumbull Street »

Address:
280 Trumbull Street, Hartford, Connecticut

Location:
Located at the corner of Trumbull and Church Street in Hartford’s Central Business District.

Project Description:
280 Trumbull Street is a 29-story Class A office tower located in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. Constructed in 1984, the property underwent a full renovation in 1998- 99 with over $2 million in capital improvements. Voted 1999-2000 BOMA Building of the Year, 280 Trumbull Street features the largest Class A floor plates in the CBD.

Total Size:
619,935 square feet

Building Automation Systems:
Computrols CBAS

280 Trumbull Street

1400 Smith Street »

Address:
1400 Smith Street, Houston, Texas

Website:
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Location:
Houston Central Business District

Building Management Company:
Lincoln Property Company

Project Description:
This 50-story office building constructed in 1983 was formerly the headquarters of Enron, America’s largest natural gas company during the 1990s. One of the icons of the Houston skyline, in the blazing Texas sun it reflects light in all directions.

Total Size:
1,248,841 square-feet

Building Automation Systems:
Computrols CBAS

1400 Smith Street

AOL Campus »

Address:
22000 AOL Way, Dulles, Virginia

Website:
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Location:
Dulles, Virginia is an unincorporated area located in Loudoun County, Virginia, part of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Project Description:
The 2.2 million square foot master plan includes 12 buildings and seven parking structures, set in a natural landscape.

Total Size:
2.2 million square feet

Building Automation Systems:
Computrols CBAS Energy Management System, Siemens Interface

AOL Campus

Pan American Life Center »

Address:
601 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana

Location:
Downtown New Orleans

Building Management Company:
Jones Lang LaSalle

Project Description:
This 28-story office building in the New Orleans Central Business District utilizes a unique architectural design that offers many more corner office availabilities than a traditional building design. This project included a retrofit installation from Honeywell to Computrols CBAS.

Total Size:
675,000 square feet, 9,050 points

Building Automation Systems:
Computrols CBAS, CSimon Fire System, Access Control

Pan American Life Center

Wells Fargo Plaza »

Address:
1000 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas

Website:
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Location:
Downtown Houston

Building Management Company:
Lincoln Properties Company

Project Description:
The 11th tallest building in the United States and the second tallest building in both Texas and Houston after Houston’s JPMorgan Chase Tower.

Total Size:
5,000 points

Building Automation Systems:
Computrols CBAS; LC-ER32 Lighting Controller; CBAS-Web with Accounting Module; CBAS-Mobile

Wells Fargo Plaza

Amoco Building »

Address:
1340 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana

Location:
Located in Downtown New Orleans

Project Description:
The Amoco Building is a distinctive 20 story Class A building highlighted by a black reflected glass exterior. The property provides a great environment for tenants who desire a multi-tenant working environment that is central to the area amenities, but also easily reached by freeway and street access.

Total Size:
378,895 square feet

Building Automation Systems:
Computrols CBAS

Amoco Building

Entergy Corporation Building »

Address:
639 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana

Location:
Located in Downtown New Orleans

Building Management Company:
Poydras Properties, LLC

Project Description:
Built in 1982, The Entergy Corporation Building is a 28 story, 380 foot, Class A Central Business District office building. The building is constructed of reinforced concrete with a 4” concrete floor slab, and stands on a foundation of driven concrete pile caps. The property’s exterior curtain wall consists of an aluminum anodized bronze-tone frame with granite and double-pane reflective-glass.

Total Size:
511,600 square feet

Building Automation Systems:
Computrols CBAS, Access Control

Entergy Corporation Building

Marathon Oil Tower »

Address:
5555 San Felipe Street, Houston, Texas

Website:
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Location:
West Loop

Building Management Company:
Tradewestern Houston

Project Description:
Marathon Oil Tower is a 41-story premier Class A office alternative in the Uptown Houston area and was the 2006 international recipient of the BOMA International Building of the Year award.

Total Size:
1,070,210 square-feet; 1,600 points

Building Automation Systems:
Computrols CBAS

Marathon Oil Tower

Mobil Oil Building »

Address:
1250 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana

Location:
Located in Downtown New Orleans

Building Management Company:
Poydras Properties, LLC

Project Description:
Built in 1978, 1250 Poydras is a 24-Story, 342 foot, Class A Central Business District Office Building. The building is constructed of reinforced concrete with a 4” concrete floor slab and stands on a foundation of driven concrete piles and concrete pile caps. Exterior curtain walls are anodized aluminum with a bronze tone frame. The windows are solar-tinted, reflective double-pane glass with vapor-barrier glass. A major lobby renovation was completed in November 2001.

Total Size:
476,130 square feet

Building Automation Systems:
Computrols CBAS

Mobil Oil Building

Petrofina Building »

Address:
736 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Location:
The property is located on 8th and Stephen Avenue, in the Downtown core of the City of Calgary.

Project Description:
Petrofina is an 11-story, Heritage style office building containing 167,320 square feet of multi-tenant space

Total Size:
167,320 square feet

Building Automation Systems:
Computrols CBAS Energy Management System

Petrofina Building