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EPA Recognizes Hines With 2009 Energy\r\r\rStar® Sustained Excellence Award

Hines Earns Award for Protecting the Environment through Energy Efficiency

(HOUSTON) – Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2009 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency.

Hines will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 31, 2009.

This is the second time Hines has received the Sustained Excellence Award; Hines has also been recognized as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year three times since 2001.

Hines has been an ENERGY STAR partner since 1999 and its current ENERGY STAR portfolio consists of 130 buildings, representing approximately 75 million square feet.

In aggregate, this portfolio emits 37 percent fewer greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than if it were operating at the national average for energy performance. These buildings annually save $104 million ($1.37 per square foot) in energy costs and reduce GHG emissions equivalent to those generated by 97,000 passenger vehicles.

In 2008, Hines became one of the top developer partners in ENERGY STAR’s “Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR” (DEES) program, which recognizes buildings that are designed to achieve superior results in energy efficiency.

Hines has developed or is currently developing 10 buildings—representing more than five million square feet—that have received this designation.

"EPA is delighted to recognize Hines with the 2009 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award,” said Kathleen Hogan, director of the Climate Protection Partnerships Division at the EPA.

“Hines’ leadership on energy efficiency has yielded impressive results for their bottom line and our global environment, showing us what can be accomplished through sustained commitment and action.”

“As a mechanical engineer, my father emphasized conscientious energy management practices from the beginning.

ENERGY STAR’s tools help us do that better,” said Hines President & CEO Jeffrey C. Hines.

“ENERGY STAR signals lower expenses for our tenants, higher returns for our investors, and a better environment for everyone.”

The 2009 Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, employing innovative approaches, and demonstrating what can be achieved through energy efficiency. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program including energy-efficient products, services, new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors. Award winners are selected from more than 12,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

Last month Hines unveiled HinesGO®, a green office program designed to enhance the sustainable features and operation of the space the firm occupies—more than 230 offices on four continents.

Designed to complement the LEED® Green Building Rating System and the ENERGY STAR “Bring Your Green to Work” program, HinesGO helps identify and implement no-cost and low-cost alternatives to operating in a standard indoor office environment.

Hines is currently adapting the program for tenant use as a value-add to its leasing and property management services. This offering should be available later this year for the tenants of the 177 properties that Hines manages around the world.

Hines is also a leader in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEEDprogram.

The firm has more than 98 projects, representing approximately 65 million square feet that have been certified, pre-certified or registered under the various LEED programs.

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 more than 1,100 properties representing approximately 457 million square feet (42.5 million square meters) of office, residential, mixed-use, industrial, hotel, medical and sports facilities, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments.

With offices in more than 100 cities in 16 countries, and controlled assets valued at approximately $25.6 billion, Hines is one of the largest sustainable real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information.

To learn more about sustainability at Hines, visit www.hines.com/about/sustainability.aspx.

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Headquarters

Global Headquarters

2800 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056-6188
United States
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European Headquarters

5 Welbeck St.
London W1G 9YQ
United Kingdom
44 20 7292 1900

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U.S. East Region

345 Hudson Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10014
United States
1 212 230 2300

U.S. Midwest Region

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Chicago, IL 60606
United States
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5 Ravinia Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30346
United States
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609 Main St.
Suite 2400
Houston, TX 77002
United States
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101 California Street
Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States
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1 Connaught Road, 28F
Central, Hong Kong

Eurasia Region

Gasheka Street 6
Ste. 820
Moscow 125047
Russia
7 495 785 05 00

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London W1G 9YQ
United Kingdom
44 20 7292 1900

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Australia

20 Hunter St
Level 10
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia
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Brazil

Av. das Nações Unidas, 12901
Torre Norte - 6 ° andar
São Paulo 04578-910
Brazil
55 11 5504 7600

Canada

200 King Street West
Suite 1805
Toronto, ON M5H 3T4
Canada
416 595 1949

China

Suite 333, Hyundai Motor Tower
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Beijing, PRC 100027
China
8610 8453 8855

France

66 Avenue Charles de Gaulle
Neuilly-sur-Seine, IDF 92522
France
33 1 41 45 80 80

Germany

Hines Immobilien GmbH
Joachimsthaler Str. 1
D - 10623 Berlin
Germany
49 30 726241 100

Greece

Voukourestiou 19
Athens 106 71
Greece
30 210 364 7895

India

One Horizon Center
12th Floor
Gurgaon, Haryana 122002
India
91 124 480 2222

Ireland

Block 2, First Floor
Clanwilliam House, Clanwilliam Place
Dublin 2
Ireland
353 1 7999900
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Italy

Via Broletto, 35
Milan 20121
Italy
0039 02 8962921

Japan

Akasaka K Tower Level 4
1-2-7 Motoakasaka, Minato-ku
Tokyo 107-0051
Japan
81 90 9854 5236

Luxembourg

35 F, John F. Kennedy
Luxembourg L-1855

352 264 337 1

Mexico

Torre del Angel
Reforma 350
Mexico D.F. 06600
Mexico
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The Netherlands

Gustav Mahlerplein 28
Amsterdam, NH 1082 MA
Netherlands
31 6 30 70 81 29

Nordic Countries

Forbindelsesvej 4
Copenhagen 2100
Denmark
44 7815 285 191

Panama

Torre B Piso 15
Torre de las Americas
Punta Pacifica, Panama City
Panama
507 028 20 7375

Poland

Prosta Street 68
Warsaw 00-838
Poland
48 22 351 2400

Russia

Gasheka Street 6
Ste. 820
Moscow 125047
Russia
7 495 785 05 00

Spain

Sor Ángela de la Cruz, 2° - 2° C
Edificio Cuzco III
Madrid 28020
Spain
34 91 703 00 23

South Korea

Glass Tower, Level 20
534 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu
Seoul 06181
Republic of Korea
82 2 3439 9141

United Kingdom

5 Welbeck St.
London W1G 9YQ
United Kingdom
44 20 7292 1900