Hines puts environmental and social principles at the heart of its approach to every development. Passionate about improving built environments, we’ve helped to pioneer a new wave of more sustainable places, reducing energy use, emissions, waste, and overall impact – across the board. We’re proud to support innovation, providing meaningful opportunities for our employees and exceptional spaces for everyone who lives or works in one of our buildings.
These values are intrinsic to the redevelopment of Grainhouse, limiting our impact on the environment through highly considered construction and targeting the highest performance metrics to enable responsible occupation.
Grainhouse will be assessed under bespoke criteria within the BREEAM sustainability scheme. Here are just a few of the initiatives we’ve undertaken to achieve an Excellent standard:
60% construction carbon saving vs new build GLA target
A saving of 231tCO2e/year compared to the GLA aspirational refurb benchmark, equivalent to over 68 flights from London to New York.
61% operational emissions savingcompared to the Part L 2013 requirements.
A 40% reduction in water use, thanks to specialised taps and showers.
Increased urban greening through extensive soft landscaping proposals at terrace levels.
Empowering responsible occupation with integrated smart technology and a bespoke app for environmental control.