May 28, 2020 by James Kubala, PE, LEED AP, Mechanical Practice Area Leader, Senior Associate
DBR is pleased to be working with Ziegler Cooper on a new 100,000 square foot Gulf Coast Regional Center Campus for Endress+Hauser in Pearland, Texas. DBR has provided Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Low Voltage Technology, and Security engineering services for the campus.
The new campus in Pearland will be located in close proximity to the company’s oil and gas customer base and will include two buildings with areas for offices, product demonstration, calibration, repair and training space. It will house the Global Marketing and Applications group for SpectraSensors’ Gas Analysis business and contain office space for approximately 110 employees including Endress+Hauser’s sales and service provider, Vector Controls & Automation Group, and a laboratory space for Endress+Hauser’s Analytik-Jena Group.
Campus amenities include:
- On site fitness center and shower/locker room facilities for employees.
- Covered breezeway located between buildings with seating areas. Covered areas are provided with high volume, low-speed fans for air circulation on hot days.
- Café and catering kitchen.
The design emphasizes regional Texas architecture and utilizes regionally authentic interior and exterior materials. The building is designed to achieve LEED Silver using the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system, reflecting Endress+Hauser’s sustainability principles.
MEP related sustainable design features include:
- High efficiency Packaged VAV Rooftop units.
- LED lighting throughout.
- Low flow plumbing fixtures.
- A photovoltaic system located on the roof of the customer service building.
- A rainwater collection tank located below grade that is used for site irrigation.
Design of the Customer Service Building’s MDF room included a raised floor for routing cabling and power as well as an ECARO-25 clean agent fire suppression system to protect equipment located within the room.
The Analytik-Jena laboratory space included space pressure control provided by Phoenix Control Valves. Overhead utilities for the lab workbenches included power, exhaust snorkels, and multiple lab gases including Argon, Oxygen, Acetylene, Nitrous Oxide, Nitrogen, and Helium.
Additionally, there was a specific request from the Owner for the design team to incorporate Endress+Hauser products throughout the Customer Service Building where possible. This would allow the Owner to show incoming customers full working models of Endress+Hauser products that are actively being used in their own building. The design team worked with an Endress+Hauser sensor and meter specialist to determine which products were viable for the project. DBR included many of these sensors and meters in the design of the project.
Have questions? Give James a call:
James Kubala, PE, LEED AP
Mechanical Practice Area Leader