Sustainability

““We will continue to evaluate and incorporate new technologies, commit to reducing our carbon footprint, find new ways to capture and analyze data, and leverage our influence for the benefit of the real estate industry and the environment.”

– Jeffrey C. Hines, President & CEO

717 Texas features some of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly office space in Houston. The building achieved certification at the Platinum level under the USGBC’s LEED rating system for Existing Buildings (EB), it was the first skyscraper in the state of Texas to achieve the highest green building designation.

Sustainability has been at the heart of the firm since mechanical engineer Gerald D. Hines founded the company in 1957. Over the decades, we have continuously partnered with leading manufacturers, universities and engineers to pioneer new approaches and technologies that elevate the efficiency and value of every building, every investment. At Hines, sustainability is not a means to an end, but an ongoing practice that fosters communities and cities around the world.

  • 2016 International TOBY Award
  • Leed® Platinum certified 2010 and 2015
  • Energy Star 2005, 2007-2015