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Sustainability has been at the heart of the firm since mechanical engineer Gerald D. Hines founded the company in 1957. At Hines, sustainability is not a means to an end, but an ongoing practice that fosters communities and cities around the world.

In that spirit, Hines created its signature HinesGO (Green Office) initiative, a forward-thinking program for tenants in Hines-managed buildings to positively impact the built environment with small changes to work spaces.

Intended to complement the LEED Green Building Rating System and the ENERGY STAR® "Bring Your Green to Work" program, HinesGO draws on more than a half century of sustainable expertise acquired through the development, management and acquisition of over 1,500 properties around the world. The program is designed to create opportunities for the on-site Hines staff to interact with tenants in a productive, mutually beneficial way.

When a specific strategy or improvement has been implemented, participants earn “Leaf Credits.” If an office achieves 70 Leaf Credits, it is then designated as a GREEN OFFICE. Scored on a scale of 100, offices are evaluated in six categories:

  • Energy Efficiency
  • People & Atmosphere
  • Travel & Commuting
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Remodeling & Construction
  • LEED

For more information on HinesGO and to learn how your organization can participate, please contact the Hines Management Office at 303.628.1130.

Please join us in our mission to set the standard for a sustainable future!