First PACE project for Houston

First PACE project for the Commercial Office Building Sector comes to Houston at 1225 North Loop West

The Hunton Group is proud to announce that with several strategic key partners, 1225 North Loop West is the first office building in Houston, Texas to close a PACE project. PACE stands for Property Assessed Clean Energy, essentially a long term, low cost loan for commercial building improvements. Convergentz and Hunton Trane consulted with Stellar International in designing the building automation, lighting, and central plant. The upgrade includes two Earthwise Trane CenTraVac Chillers’, as well as a Tracer Ensemble Web-based Enterprise System integration solution including air handler and central plant optimization.

“The Tracer Ensemble Building management system will empower the building owner to run his building more efficiently and securely at the same time. We’re very proud of this collaborative project, a great example of enhancing energy management to provide positive building outcomes.” – Kurt McCulloch, General Manager of Convergentz.

Convergentz, Hunton Trane and Moore Mechanical partnered to bring an outside the box solution to 1225 North Loop West. Stellar International acting as project manager, also teamed with PACE HoustonPetros PACE Finance, and Xtralight to bring the project to fruition. Certification was completed by Riehl Engineering indicated that this PACE project will create an annual savings of over 1.5 million KWH and 2.9 million dollars in savings over 20 years. This project began November 15th, 2017 and is expected to be completed by the middle of 2018.


The Hunton Group, founded in 1981, is a conglomerate of synergized companies delivering energy efficient HVAC products and systems; factory certified service; turn key financial solutions and advanced building integration and control systems. Please visit the Hunton Group to learn more.

Please visit Texas Pace Authority or Green Houston to learn more about PACE or visit for professional consulting. To learn how Stellar International can help you through the PACE process, please contact them at

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