Corporate Responsibility

We're committed to reducing the consumption of valuable natural resources in all of our operations.

Highwoods Corporate Responsibility Reports

  • Lighting Retrofits

  • Roofing Program

  • Energy Management System Upgrades

  • LiveMeter

  • Recycling

  • Occupancy Sensors

  • High-Efficiency HVAC

  • Destination Elevators

  • VFDs

  • Green Cleaning

Our Goal

We evaluate and monitor every building in our portfolio looking for smart, sustainable ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

Sustainable Leadership

Mike Starchville

Senior Vice President, Asset Management

Mike is responsible for the company's overall asset management function. As a 30-year real estate veteran, Mike has the proven ability to create value and drive operational efficiencies.

Randy Roberson

Senior Vice President, Development

Randy oversees land-use planning, design, development, cost control, construction administration, owner representation and customer coordination for building shell construction.

Earth Friendly Means People Friendly

Sustainable building practices are a key component of our development process. We work closely with LEED experts and monitor emerging technology trends to provide our customers with strategies that create greener work environments.

  • Building System Commissioning
  • Construction Waste Management
  • Day-Lighting and Views
  • Energy Efficient Mechanical & Electrical Systems
  • Infill Development
  • Low Emitting Materials
  • Optimize Site Design
  • Structured Parking
  • Sustainable Construction Materials
  • Water Efficient Landscaping

Energy Management

Our LiveMeter program analyzes energy consumption in real-time which enables us to minimize the impact of our buildings on the environment.

It provides us with actionable intelligence to identify short term cost savings opportunities and develop long range performance goals that will improve energy efficiency and decrease resource consumption, in turn lowering occupancy costs for our customers.

Students interested in energy-related careers gain real-world, hands-on training at Highwoods through our partnership with the NC State Cooperative Program. Learn how this has impacted key sustainability efforts.