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LEED & Green Building Features

All Cottonwood Corporate Center buildings are LEED Gold certified!

Indoor Air Quality Reporting

OCCUPANT COMPLAINTS: Hines has a comprehensive Indoor Air Quality program in place. If you have a complaint: Contact your Office Manager (tenant representative). The Office Manager should submit an online work order and an on-site staff member will be dispatched to follow up with it. Property Management will ensure that appropriate action is taken to mitigate the issue. Resolution is reported to the Office Manager.

Recycling Program

Hines fully supports waste reduction at this property. Our recycling program has a goal of recovering and recycling over 75% of the total waste that is generated at this site. Through this program, we want to educate you on how to reduce waste. Contact the Property Management Office to obtain recycling containers that are available for your space.

Here are a few strategies you can implement now that will help toward this effort:

  • Print media and marketing materials on recycled and FSC certified paper
  • Properly dispose of furniture and office equipment (Donate and/or Recycle)
  • Refill toner and printer cartridges
  • For external printing, request soy vegetable based ink
  • Print media and marketing materials on recycled and FSC certified paper
  • Each desk, printer & kitchen has recycling / trash can set
  • Cancel unwanted paper publications and subscriptions or register for e-newsletters
  • Replace paper towels for hand dryers
  • Find additional strategies in our Green Office Guide.

E-Waste Recycling

All of Hines’ properties participate in an annual E-waste event that typically takes place during Earth Day week in April. Please contact the Property Management Office for the next scheduled E-waste event or to make a special request for pickup.

Sustainability Polices & Procedures

  • Your go-to source for specific procedures, tenant guidelines or forms related to sustainability, including the Green Office Guide, Green Tenant Improvement Guide, Smoking Policy, and the Sustainable Purchasing Policy.
    • Green Office Guide: The Green Office Guide provides simple, low-cost behavior strategies, best practices, and resources our tenants can use to create a green office. This guide is a starting place for you to learn more about the benefits of green buildings and inspire you to explore the many ways you can join us in providing a healthy work environment for your employees and be a positive image as a leader in sustainability. For further details, please refer to the Green Office Guide PDF.
    • Green Tenant Improvement Guide: The Green Tenant Improvement Guide serves to educate you, the tenant, about a variety of strategies you can use to green your interior space. This handbook will show you how greening your tenant space can result in employee health and productivity. For more specific tips on tenant improvements, please refer to the Green Tenant Improvement Guide PDF.
    • Smoking Policy: This policy is intended to prevent or minimize exposure of building occupants, indoor surfaces and systems to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). Smoking Policy PDF.
    • Sustainable Purchasing Policy: The goal of the Sustainable Purchasing Policy is to reduce the negative environmental impacts of materials and supplies purchased, and to provide guidance toward responsible management practices. Sustainable Purchasing Policy PDF.
    • Waste Management Policy: The goal for this policy is to reduce the amount of waste and toxins hauled to and disposed of in landfills by recycling. You qualify for the MRP2 Prerequisite just by having this policy in place. The goal is to reuse, recycle, or compost at least 50% of ongoing consumable goods and reuse or recycle 75% of durable goods, recycle 100% of batteries and mercury containing lamps. Waste Management Recycling Fact Sheet PDF.


Transportation programs to encourage carpooling, use of public transit and minimizing unnecessary travel can lower employee costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to benefit local communities.

Some strategies for alternative transportation and sustainable commuting behavior include:

  • Have an Alternative Commuting Transportation Program in place
  • Perform an alternative transportation employee survey
  • Provide transit fare reimbursement for employee commutes
  • Use teleconferences and videoconferences to reduce travel
  • Find additional strategies in our Green Office Guide.
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