Hines’ Sustainability Milestone: 100+ Million Square Feet in USGBC's LEED Program

(HOUSTON) – Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that its portfolio of developed, owned and/or managed properties in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® program now exceeds 100 million square feet, representing nearly 200 projects.

Portfolio highlights include the following:

Hines’ LEED certified and pre-certified properties can be found in metro areas, including: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Jersey City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, Stamford, Toledo and Washington D.C., in addition, to international locations, such as Calgary, Madrid, Milan and San Luis Potosí.

This past Tuesday, in Milan, Hines hosted a Class A buildings forum keynoted by Cushman & Wakefield CEO John Cushman and Hines Chairman Gerald D. Hines in which the value of sustainability to owners, tenants and investors was discussed.

Hines’ Porta Nuova project in Milan includes seven office buildings, all of which are to be LEED certified, a first for Italy.

U.S. Green Building Council President, CEO and Founding Chairman Rick Fedrizzi said, “Green buildings are a strategic imperative for leadership organizations in every country around the world. Hines is to be commended for its significant implementation of LEED on a global scale on behalf of companies that measure their success in terms of operational smartness, sensitivity to employee needs and corporate social responsibility.”

Hines President and CEO Jeffrey C. Hines said, “LEED has set a global standard in sustainability that is widely recognized by investors, owners and tenants as the new definition of Class A.

We helped catalyze this industry shift more than a decade ago, and have developed an extensive repertoire that reflects those evolving standards.”

Hines joined the U.S. Green Building Council in 1998 and partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program in 1999.

Hines was a founding member of the German Sustainable Building Council, the Italian Green Building Council and the Russian Green Building Council.

Hines is a member of the Indian Green Building Council and the Brazilian Green Building Council.

Hines is also active in 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 1,111 properties representing more than 451 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 $22.2 billion. Visit www.hines.com for more information. To learn more about sustainability at Hines, visit www.hines.com/sustainability.