Leading Sustainable Property Owner/Manager Hines Extends… - Hines

Leading Sustainable Property Owner/Manager Hines Extends "Green Office" Program to Its 4,000+ Tenants

(HOUSTON) – Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today the expansion of its internal green office program, HinesGO®, to a new audience – 4,300 office tenants occupying more than 120 million Hines-managed square feet in over 100 cities in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Panama, Brazil, China and Russia. Originally designed to enhance the sustainable features and operation of the space the firm itself occupies – more than 230 offices on four continents – the program has been adapted for Hines’ tenant base in more than 650 office buildings around the world.

GREEN OFFICE complements the LEED® Green Building Rating System and the ENERGY STAR® “Bring Your Green to Work” programs, drawing on Hines’ 52 years of sustainable expertise attained through the development, management and acquisition of more than 1,100 properties.

 “Encouraging our tenants and their employees to make greener choices will pay off in environmental dividends, as well as in energy savings. Our own employees have embraced the program; and our tenants have been asking for advice. We hope this is only the beginning of an ongoing dialog of how we can all share responsibility for reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said Hines President and CEO Jeff Hines.

GREEN OFFICE is promoted through a tenant guide, distributed by building managers, which encourages tenants to identify and implement no-cost and low-cost alternatives to operating in a standard indoor office environment.

Scored on a scale of 100, offices are evaluated in seven categories: Energy Efficiency, People & Atmosphere; Travel & Commuting; Reduce, Reuse & Recycle; Cleaning; Remodeling & Construction; and LEED.

When a specific strategy or improvement has been implemented, participating tenants earn “Leaf Credits.” If an office achieves 70 Leaf Credits, it is then designated as a GREEN OFFICE.

The program encourages tenants to conduct cost-benefit analyses for improvements that can be achieved at nominal cost. For example, with the installation of occupancy light sensors, the HinesGO scorecard indicates there might be some upfront investment, which will likely be returned through reduced operating expenses.

Hines is a leader in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEEDprogram and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program, with more than 98 projects, representing approximately 65 million square feet that have been certified, pre-certified or registered under the various LEED programs.

Hines has also labelled more than 130 buildings, representing approximately 76 million square feet, in the ENERGY STAR program.

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 more than 1,100 properties representing approximately 454 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 more than 100 cities in 17 countries, and controlled assets valued at approximately $25.8 billion, Hines is one of the largest sustainable real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information.

To learn more about sustainability at Hines, visit www.hines.com/about/sustainability.aspx.

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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
1 713 237 5600

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
61 2 9232 3137

Brazil

Av. das Nações Unidas, 12901
Torre Norte - 6 ° andar
São Paulo 04578-910
Brazil
55 11 5504 7600

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
Dublin.OfficeAdmin@hines.com

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
81 90 9854 5236

Luxembourg

35 F, John F. Kennedy
Luxembourg L-1855

352 264 337 1

Mexico

Torre del Angel
Reforma 350
Mexico D.F. 06600
Mexico
52 55 52428809

The Netherlands

Gustav Mahlerplein 28
Amsterdam, NH 1082 MA
Netherlands
31 6 30 70 81 29

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
44 20 7292 1900