Four Buildings in Sacramento Earn Their First ENERGY STAR Under Hines Management

Gateway Oaks I-IV 33 Percent More Energy Efficient

(SACRAMENTO) – The Sacramento office of Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that Gateway Oaks I, II, III and IV have earned the ENERGY STAR® from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of exemplary energy performance. Acquired by the Hines U.S. Office Value Added Fund II in 2007, this is the first time these buildings have achieved this distinction.

With a weighted-average ENERGY STAR score of 85, the Gateway Oaks buildings are 33 percent more energy efficient and save $0.87 in energy costs per square foot per year when compared to the national average building.

This translates to estimated greenhouse gas reductions equivalent to removing approximately 170 passenger vehicles from the road.

In addition to implementing Hines’ best practices of operations and engineering, Hines undertook the following specific measures: installed new HVAC controls at all four buildings; installed occupancy light sensors in all four buildings; installed a new VFD and boiler at Gateway Oaks II; and worked with tenants to implement Hines’ GREEN OFFICE for Tenants program to reduce energy consumption in indoor spaces.

Hines Property Manager Carol Burke said, “Our engineers have worked diligently to improve the tenant experience at Gateway Oaks—in terms of indoor environmental quality and cost of operations.

We are proud to have earned Gateway Oaks’ first ENERGY STAR labels.”

Gateway Oaks I is a four-story, 122,720-square-foot building located at 2150 River Plaza Drive.

Gateway Oaks II is a three-story, 66,182-square-foot building located at 2151 River Plaza Dr.

Gateway Oaks III is a two-story, 45,759-square-foot building located at 2295 Gateway Oaks.

Gateway Oaks IV is a four-story, 81,998 square-foot building located at 2520 Venture Oaks Way.

Together, these properties are 81 percent leased to tenants, including: Camp Dresser & McKee Engineering, Esquire Reporting and The State of California.

Globally Hines is responsible for 145 projects, representing more than 89 million square feet that have been certified, pre-certified or registered under the various LEED rating systems. Hines was a founding member of the German Sustainable Building Council, and is active in the BRE Environmental Assessment Method program in the United Kingdom and the Haute Qualité Environnementale program in France.

In 2009 Hines was recognized by the EPA, for the second time, with the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award; Hines has 138 buildings, representing approximately 77 million square feet that have earned the ENERGY STAR label. Twelve Hines development or redevelopment projects, representing more than six million square feet, have been designated as Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR.

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 1,111 properties representing more than 449 million square feet of office, residential, mixed-use, industrial, hotel, medical and sports facilities, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments. Hines has offices in more than 100 cities in 17 countries and controls assets valued at approximately $22.9 billion. Visit for more information. To learn more about sustainability at Hines, visit