Hines Receives Top Award from EPA - Hines

Hines Receives Top Award from EPA

Energy Efficiency a High Priority for Hines and Its Tenants

(HOUSTON) – Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2010 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 18.

This is the sixth time Hines has been recognized by the EPA as a Partner of the Year and the third time Hines has received the Sustained Excellence Award.

Hines’ portfolio of ENERGY STAR buildings consists of 147 facilities and more than 75 million square feet. With a weighted-average performance rating of 88 (38 points higher than the national average), the portfolio is 41.5 percent more energy efficient than the national average. This translates into a savings of $1.35 per-square-foot per year, as well as estimated annual greenhouse gas reductions equivalent to removing 100,000 automobiles from the road.

Hines is also a leading developer in the EPA’s Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR program, which recognizes buildings designed to achieve superior results in energy efficiency.

Twelve Hines projects have earned this designation.

“Hines has continued to demonstrate exemplary leadership among ENERGY STAR partners for more than a decade,” said Alyssa Quarforth, U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Program Manager for Commercial Properties.

“The ability to continually reduce energy consumption over long periods of time requires creativity and discipline, and Hines has been highly successful in this area – while also broadly promoting the ENERGY STAR partnership to clients, employees and tenants.”

In addition to emphasizing the importance of energy efficiency to its tenants, Hines offers its “GREEN OFFICE for Tenants” program to enhance sustainable operations within tenant spaces.

“Energy efficiency is one of the most important value drivers in today’s real estate economy,” said Hines President and CEO Jeffrey C. Hines.

“We use ENERGY STAR in tandem with Hines’ proprietary building management tools to maximize performance, minimize risk and preserve long-term value.”

Hines is also a leader in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED®program.

Last week, Hines announced that its portfolio of developed, owned and/or managed properties in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program had exceeded 100 million square feet, representing nearly 200 projects.

About ENERGY STAR Awards

Sustained Excellence Awards are given to organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, employing innovative approaches, and showing others what can be achieved. Award winners are selected from more than 17,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency.

For more information visit www.energystar.gov.

About Hines

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 451 million square feet With offices in more than 100 cities in 17 countries, and controlled assets valued at approximately $22.2 billion, Hines is one of the largest real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information.

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Headquarters

Global Headquarters

2800 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056-6188
United States
1 713 621 8000
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European Headquarters

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

Regional Offices

U.S. East Region

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

U.S. Midwest Region

444 West Lake Street
Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
United States
1 312 419 4900

U.S. Southeast Region

5 Ravinia Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30346
United States
1 770 206 5300

U.S. Southwest Region

609 Main St.
Suite 2400
Houston, TX 77002
United States
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U.S. West Region

101 California Street
Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States
1 415 982 6200

Asia Pacific Region

1 Connaught Road, 28F
Central, Hong Kong

Eurasia Region

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

European Region

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

International Offices

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
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Canada

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

China

Suite 333, Hyundai Motor Tower
38 Xiaoyun Road, Chaoyang District
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
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Luxembourg

35 F, John F. Kennedy
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352 264 337 1

Mexico

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Mexico D.F. 06600
Mexico
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The Netherlands

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Amsterdam, NH 1082 MA
Netherlands
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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
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