Hines will continue testing glass technology and investigate opportunities to test windows with photovoltaic arrays in the glass units.
Continued testing electrochromic glass by installing systems in several properties to gauge the impact on tenants and building performance. Collaborated with multiple firms to further test building-integrated photovoltaic glass.
Hines will continue testing electrochromic and building-integrated photovoltaic glass, and explore design features and certifications that focus on occupant health and wellness.
- Building for Wellness
- Hines Conceptual Construction
- Green Rated Buildings
- Green Building Certifications
- New Sustainability Certifications in 2016
- The Parks at Walter Reed
- 33 Tehama
|44.8M||square feet in design or under development|
|345||number of green certified buildings in 2016|
of Hines LEED®
Hines’ new development and recommissioned projects are able to achieve exceptional efficiency due in large part to the depth of knowledge and 334 years of collective experience of the Conceptual Construction group, spanning nearly six decades. Composed of 11 team members based in Houston, this group supports development teams across all regions as they coordinate and direct all aspects of the design process, as well as contractor and subcontractor bidding and negotiations.
Areas of expertise, research and innovation include new construction systems design as well as constructability, testing, commissioning and operational efficiency. Many manufacturers work with Hines to evaluate and test new prototypes, and Hines often provides operating feedback on equipment to the manufacturers. The Conceptual Construction group partners with the world’s finest architects, engineers and designers to provide the highest level of sustainable design, and has joined with academic collaborators in forward-looking research and in educating the next generation.
Hines actively pursues green building standards and certifications that are appropriate for the project type and consistent with investor interests. Prominent international rating systems include: LEED®, U.S.; ENERGY STAR®, U.S.; BREEAM, UK; HQE, France; DGNB, Germany; among others.