GREEN OFFICE. This is a voluntary initiative adapted for Hines tenant spaces, which measures and rewards the "greening" efforts in your lease space.
The program will help you identify and implement no-cost and low-cost alternatives to operating in a standard indoor office environment. Scored on a scale of 100, you can evaluate your space in seven categories. When a specific strategy or improvement has been implemented from those categories, "Leaf Credits" are earned, which are weighted differently according to their relative sustainable value. If your office achieves 70 Leaf Credits and submits the attached form, it is then designated as a GREEN OFFICE.
We encourage you to establish a "green team" to conduct cost-benefit analyses for opportunities that require nominal cost to achieve a credit. Then a plan can be created for implementing those opportunities and measuring the results with an over-riding goal of reducing our collective environmental footprint and energy consumption.
Hines rolled out a similar program internally in December of 2008 and has since designated over 140 Hines GREEN OFFICES in the United States and Europe.
"Hines GREEN OFFICE expresses the sustainable approach we have used in our development and management services for decades. Encouraging tenants to make greener choices is just as important as designing healthy, productive and environmentally friendly space. We are pleased to offer this service to our tenants." - Hines President and CEO Jeffrey C. Hines
As always, feel free to contact property management or engineering if we can assist you with anything, and we look forward to hear of your sustainability achievements.