The customer’s property was one of Houston’s first luxury highrises and remains a highly sought-after property. With over 100 units spread across three buildings, the backup power system must be able to support a sizable load, even if only for emergency systems.
This includes exit egress lighting systems, fire detection and alarm systems, fire pumps, stair pressurization and smoke removal systems, designated elevators, and electrical transfer switch gear.
The Houston Fire Department’s Life Safety Bureau (LSB) has oversight power over the administration of emergency systems in multifamily building operations.
According to LSB Standard 02, Rev. 02, condo generators must be “run checked” at least monthly and load tested annually, with “any failures…repaired or replaced as soon as possible.”