Hines’ Gateway Oaks I and IV Earn LEED® Gold Certification - Hines

Hines’ Gateway Oaks I and IV Earn LEED® Gold Certification

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Sacramento office of Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that Gateway Oaks I and IV have received Gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® for Existing Buildings (EB) rating system.

In 2007, Hines' U.S. Office Value Added Fund II acquired the two buildings totaling 204,718 square feet in Sacramento's South Natomas submarket.

Green features and programs for both buildings include: reducing electrical consumption by retrofitting and re-commissioning HVAC controls and equipment; installing new building lighting controls; reducing water usage by retrofitting plumbing and irrigation systems; and improving indoor air quality by implementing a comprehensive green cleaning program. Additionally, Hines offers its proprietary GREEN OFFICE for Tenants program, which assists in giving tenants options to reduce their carbon footprints.

Both buildings have carried the ENERGY STAR® label every year since 2009.

Gateway Oaks I, located at 2150 River Plaza Drive, contains four stories and 122,720 square feet of Class A office space.

With a current ENERGY STAR score of 88, Gateway Oaks I is 39 percent more energy efficient and annually saves $0.96 in energy costs per square foot when compared to the average U.S. office building.

This translates to avoided greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to recycling 120 tons of waste instead of sending it to the landfill.

Gateway Oaks IV, located at 2520 Venture Oaks Way, contains four stories and 81,998 square feet of Class A office space.

With a current ENERGY STAR score of 90, the building is 42 percent more energy efficient and annually saves $1.06 in energy costs per square foot when compared to the average U.S. office building.

This translates to avoided greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 85 tons of waste diverted from landfills.

Hines Property Manager Carol Burke stated, “Hines Gateway Oaks’ management team is thrilled to be among the first to successfully obtain LEED EB Gold Certification at two of its suburban office buildings in the Sacramento South Natomas submarket.

It is refreshing to be a part of an organization that values the environment and supports efforts to lead the industry in sustaining our future.”

“Hines is committed to implementing ways to operate our properties to reduce energy consumption, limit water use and minimize waste. This achievement at Gateway Oaks furthers our goal of being an industry leader in sustainability,” added Hines’ Global Sustainability Officer Gary Holtzer.

Together the buildings are 75 percent leased to a notable tenant roster including: Hefner Stark & Marois; JAMS; Low, McKinley, Baleria & Salenko; State of California Occupational Safety and Health Standards and Appeals Board; Stephen Gould Corporation; Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, Inc.; and Willdan Engineering.

Hines is one of the most sustainable real estate companies in the world.

In 2011 Hines was recognized by the EPA, for the fourth time, with the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award; Hines manages 146 labeled buildings, representing more than 68 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 195 projects, representing more than 100 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 1,147 properties representing more than 462 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 108 cities in 18 countries, and controlled assets valued at approximately $23.4 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.

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