Houston, Texas

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management


Hines is a privately owned, international real estate firm that manages properties representing more than 120 million square feet. For more than a decade, Hines has successfully partnered with ENERGY STAR to promote energy efficiency and lower operating costs. Hines is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its integrated approach to energy management that crosses all of the firm's services and units. This is the second time Hines has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments include:

         Increasing the number of ENERGY STAR qualified buildings managed by Hines by more than 60 in 2008, for a total of 130; these buildings save more than $103 million in energy costs annually.

         Benchmarking over 80% of Hines-managed properties using EPA's Portfolio Manager.

         Establishing a Sustainability Task Force charged with developing strategic sustainability goals, recommendations, and policies for consideration by Hines' Executive Committee.

         Integrating ENERGY STAR into the company's design and construction process and achieving Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR for nine buildings comprising over 5 million square feet.

         Establishing HinesGO� (Hines GREEN OFFICE�) in 2008 an internal, worldwide, voluntary program to enhance the sustainable features and operations of its own office space, which complements EPA's outreach effort, Bring Your Green to Work with ENERGY STAR.

         Expanding its Best Practices in Operations & Engineering program, rewarding and recognizing employees who submit innovative energy efficiency ideas.

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