(BRAZIL) – Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that Distribution Park Embu II in São Paulo, Brazil, has received Silver pre-certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Core & Shell (CS) Rating System.
This single-story, 527,432-square-foot distribution and logistics facility was pre-certified at the Silver level based on the submission of documented plans to design and build a high-performance LEED green building.
Upon project completion in early 2014, and pending final documentation and review, Distribution Park Embu II is poised to become Hines’ first certified LEED for Core & Shell industrial building in Brazil.
Green features that will be implemented at Distribution Park Embu II include:
prismatic lenses that allow natural light into the warehouse, as well as an automated system that turns the lights on and off depending on the luminosity inside the warehouse, which will reduce energy by more than 20 percent;
an energy management system that separately measures air conditioning, plugs and lighting; a rainwater collection system for reuse in toilets, washing and landscaping; using more than 20 percent of regional materials; reducing ‘heat island effect’ through the use of roofing materials with high solar reflectance index and a thermo-acoustic layer; and reducing pollution from construction activities by controlling soil erosion, waterway sedimentation and airborne dust generation.
Additionally, Hines offers its proprietary GREEN OFFICE for Tenants program, which assists in giving tenants options to reduce their carbon footprint.
“We are working diligently to bring this project to fruition, and we are pleased to be doing so in a sustainable way.
Energy efficiency and environmental sensitivity have been distinguishing features of our projects for decades, and we are excited about developing the firm’s first green industrial park in Brazil,” said Hines Director Benny Finzi.
Hines Global Sustainability Officer Gary Holtzer added, “The certification of this distribution and logistics park is a first for Hines in Brazil and will serve as an important example and inspiration for the city and the entire community.”
Hines is a privately owned real estate firm involved in real estate investment, development and property management worldwide. The firm’s historical and current portfolio of projects that are underway, completed, acquired and managed for third parties includes 1,273 properties representing more than 514 million square feet of office, residential, mixed-use, industrial, hotel, medical and sports facilities, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments.
Currently, Hines manages 406 properties totaling 148.5 million square feet, which includes 78.3 million square feet for third parties.
With offices in 113 cities in 18 countries, and controlled assets valued at approximately $24.3 billion, Hines is one of the largest real estate organizations in the world. Hines is also a world leader in sustainable real estate strategies, with extensive experience in LEED, ENERGY STAR®, BREEAM, Haute Qualité Environnementale and DGNB green building rating systems.
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Distribution Park Embu II