(DENVER) – The Denver office of Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that 1515 Wynkoop has qualified for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® label.
The building was certified LEED Gold for Core & Shell in 2009.
With an ENERGY STAR rating of 98, 1515 Wynkoop is in the top three percent of office buildings nationwide in terms of energy performance.
It is 53 percent more energy efficient and saves $1.29 in energy costs per square foot annually when compared to the national average office building.
This translates to estimated annual greenhouse gas reductions equivalent to removing 680 passenger vehicles from the road.
1515 Wynkoop is a 295,220-square-foot, eight-story office building located in the LoDo submarket of downtown Denver.
The project was designed by Hartman Cox and was developed by Hines, which has managed the property since its opening in 2009.
Hines Property Manager Jill Campbell said, “Achieving an ENERGY STAR rating of 98 is a testament to both the success of the building’s efficient design and the proficiency of our Hines engineering staff.
1515 Wynkoop is one of only two properties that have earned a score of 98 or higher in the Denver metro area this year.”
Sustainable features and programs include: full-building lighting control; active occupancy (as-needed air conditioning and lighting); full-building recycling program; and Hines’ GREEN OFFICE for Tenants program, designed to enhance tenant space.
1515 Wynkoop is leased to a roster of tenants that includes Van Gilder Insurance Corporation, Policy Studies Inc. and Polsinelli Shughart law firm.
Polsinelli Shughart’s office space earned LEED certification for Commercial Interiors in 2009.
Hines is one of the most sustainable real estate companies in the world.
In 2010 Hines was recognized by the EPA, for the third time, with the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award; Hines manages 153 labelled buildings, representing more than 77 million square feet, in the ENERGY STAR program.
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 also a leader in the U.S. Green Building Council’s programs, with 202 projects, representing more than 107 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 the Russian Green Building Council, and is active in the Green Building Council Brasil, the Green Building Council España, the Green Building Council Italia, the Indian Green Building Council, the BRE Environmental Assessment Method program in the United Kingdom and the Haute Qualité Environnementale program in France.
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 1,119 properties representing more than 457 million square feet of office, residential, mixed-use, industrial, hotel, medical and sports facilities, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments. With offices in 100 cities in 17 countries, and controlled assets valued at approximately $23 billion, Hines is one of the largest real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information.
To learn more about sustainability at Hines, visit www.hines.com/sustainability.