We believe prioritizing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors differentiates our company, supports innovation and, most importantly, benefits people and the planet. For us, this means providing meaningful career and leadership opportunities for our employees, creating exceptional spaces and experiences for the people who live and work in our buildings, pursuing sustainable development and investment opportunities, and optimizing energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions, minimizing waste and water impacts, and delivering value at every step.
From the start, we have felt a responsibility to the future and a drive to do things better. Sustainability has been at the heart of the firm since mechanical engineer Gerald D. Hines founded the company in 1957. Over the decades, we have continuously partnered with leading manufacturers, universities and engineers to pioneer new approaches and technologies that elevate the efficiency and value of every building, every investment.
|90.1 million +||square feet that have been certified, pre-certified or registered under LEED®|
|71.9 million +||square feet in the ENERGY STAR® program|
|22.5 million +||square feet that have been certified or registered under WELL|
|7.8 million +||square feet certified under BREEAM|
|4.7 million +||square feet in the DGNB program|
|2 million +||square feet certified under HQE|
|1.7 million +||square feet certified under Fitwel|
We will continue to evaluate and incorporate new technologies, commit to reducing our carbon footprint, find new ways to capture and analyze data, and leverage our influence for the benefit of the real estate industry and the environment.
Jeffrey C. Hines, Chairman & CEO