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Announcing the GREEN OFFICE Tenant Guide, 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 130 Hines GREEN OFFICES in the United States and Europe. The Hines office at Two Twenty Two Berkeley was the first building in the East region to obtain this certification, and only the 6th property nationwide.