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Texana Center | Rosenberg, Texas

Providing expanded services in behavioral health care and developmental disabilities, Texana Center buildings were the first Leed Silver–certified buildings in Rosenberg

Texana Center developed a new campus in Rosenberg, Texas, located on a three-acre site on Airport Avenue across from BF Terry High School. The new campus allowed Texana Center to expand the behavioral health care and developmental disabilities services it offers to families and individuals. The initial phase of construction included two buildings: a two-story 27,000SF administrative multiservice center and a one-story 16,000SF learning center.

Designed to meet the LEED Silver guidelines established by the U.S. Green Building Council, the buildings were the first LEED buildings in Rosenberg. To achieve Silver certification, the new Texana Campus achieved points in all six LEED categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation & Design Process.

The Texana Center emphasizes the importance of alternative transportation with bicycle storage, changing rooms, a decreased number of parking spaces and preferred parking for carpools, low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles. The design of the project allows for 20 percent open space on the site, and during construction the contractor minimized site disturbance to protect the existing habitat. Storm water runoff is also controlled to limit excess erosion and increase onsite infiltration. The heat island effect is minimized with highly reflective concrete and reflective roofs on both buildings. Light pollution, reduced to the minimum level needed for safety and comfort, mitigates light glow and the impact of the development on nocturnal environments.

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