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Houston — Hines, the international real estate firm, announced recently that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.
This is the 12th time Hines has been recognized by the EPA and the ninth time Hines has received the Sustained Excellence Award.
Hines' portfolio of ENERGY STAR buildings consists of 181 facilities and more than 81.1 million square feet. With an average performance rating of 85.1, the portfolio is 42.5 percent more energy efficient than the national average.
"Since the firm's founding in 1957, we've had a high bar in terms of mechanical systems efficiency and energy savings," said Hines President and CEO Jeffrey C. Hines. "Hines truly values our partnership with ENERGY STAR. It's exciting to see the impact we've made through our sustainability programs and we remain committed to continuing our work to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment."
The 2016 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing harmful carbon pollution through superior energy efficiency efforts. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. For a complete list of 2016 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR's awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.
Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 199 cities in 19 countries. The firm has $87 billion of assets under management, including $43 billion for which it provides fiduciary investment management services, and $44 billion for which it provides third-party property-level services. Hines has 104 developments currently underway around the world. For more information, visit www.hines.com.