Hines’ 101 Second Street Receives LEED Gold Certification

(SAN FRANCISCO) – The San Francisco office of Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that 101 Second Street has received LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council under the Existing Buildings (EB) Rating System.

101 Second Street is a 25-story, 387,866-square-foot office building located in the Mission Street Corridor of San Francisco’s South Financial District. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the building was completed in 2000 and was acquired by the Hines U.S. Core Office Fund in 2004.

101 Second Street has earned the ENERGY STAR® label every year since 2006 and has a current rating of 91.

As a result, the building performs 46 percent better and saves $1.51 in energy costs per square foot per year when compared to the national average building.

This translates to estimated greenhouse gas reductions equivalent to removing approximately 245 passenger vehicles from the road.

Green building features and programs include: reduced heat island effect; reduced nighttime light pollution; a 25 percent reduction in indoor potable water use; comprehensive commissioning; installation of low-mercury lamps; building waste diversion of 66 percent; green cleaning; and alternative transportation options for commuters, among other things.

Executive Vice President and CEO of Hines’ West Region Jim Buie said, “The LEED certification of 101 Second Street is one important piece to our holistic approach to high-performance buildings.

Our tenants expect the best in every respect, including sustainability, and we strive to exceed those expectations.”

101 Second Street is leased to a roster of tenants, including Reed Smith, C.V. Starr, and Nexant.

The building is managed and leased by Hines.

Globally Hines is responsible for 145 projects, representing more than 89 million square feet that have been certified, pre-certified or registered under the various LEED rating systems. Hines was a founding member of the German Sustainable Building Council, and is active in the BRE Environmental Assessment Method program in the United Kingdom and the Haute Qualité Environnementale program in France.

In 2009 Hines was recognized by the EPA, for the second time, with the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award; Hines has 138 buildings, representing approximately 77 million square feet that have earned the ENERGY STAR label. Twelve Hines development or redevelopment projects, representing more than six million square feet, have been designated as Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR.

Hines is a privately owned real estate firm involved in real estate investment, development and property management worldwide. The firm’s historical and current portfolio of projects that are underway, completed, acquired and managed for third parties includes 1,111 properties representing more than 449 million square feet of office, residential, mixed-use, industrial, hotel, medical and sports facilities, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments. Hines has offices in more than 100 cities in 17 countries and controls assets valued at approximately $22.9 billion. Visit www.hines.com for more information. To learn more about sustainability at Hines, visit www.hines.com/sustainability.