SemaConnect Congratulates Hines and Pleasonton Corporate Commons on Winning 2014 BOMA Bay Area Innovative Earth Award

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Organization Celebrated for Adding Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Along With An Online Etiquette Group for Tenants

Electric Vehicle drivers have formed their own 'community' and to have companies like Hines coming up with ways to encourage collaboration amongst this community is definitely something to celebrate.

Hines - Pleasanton Corporate Commons received a BOMA Bay Area Innovative Earth Award for installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, creating an online etiquette group for tenants and encouraging a collaborative environment amongst charging station users. SemaConnect, the company chosen by Hines to install the electric vehicle charging stations, congratulates them for receiving the award and for their
innovation and dedication to encouraging electric vehicle use.

“We truly applaud Hines for receiving this EV etiquette award,” said Mark Pastrone, VP of Business Development at SemaConnect. “Electric Vehicle drivers have formed their own ‘community’ and to have companies like Hines coming up with ways to encourage collaboration amongst this community is definitely something to celebrate.”

Pleasanton Corporate Commons installed the EV Charging Stations as a free amenity to tenants in 2012 and established campus EV Charging Etiquette and posted them on signs at all of the charging stations as well as created alternate parking spots behind the charging stations so that EV cars could ‘wait in line’. The etiquette provides drivers with guidelines for using the stations. PCC also established an online group which receives twice daily emails from the management office with station status updates. It also gives the EV users an easy way to communicate amongst themselves.

"Pleasanton Corporate Commons is a leader in sustainable efforts in our local submarket." said Greg Scharlemann, Property Manager at Hines. "In addition to this recognition by our colleagues within BOMA, PCC received LEED Platinum certification in 2013. Our team continues to explore innovative programs that enhance our sustainable efforts and improve tenant satisfaction."

About SemaConnect
SemaConnect is the leading provider of electric vehicle charging solutions and sophisticated software for station owners and electric vehicle drivers. SemaConnect’s ChargePro charging stations are wirelessly networked and offer advanced features such as smart grid integration, RFID card authentication, sustainability reporting and more. ChargePro stations can be found at municipal, parking, multifamily, office, hotel and retail locations nationwide. Visit to learn more about owning, managing or using a ChargePro.

About Hines
Hines is a privately owned, international real estate firm that has provided the highest level of quality, service and value to its clients and investors for more than 57 years. The company has offices in 18 countries, with regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston (U.S. headquarters), London (European headquarters), New York and San Francisco, as well as 68 other U.S. cities. The Hines portfolio of projects underway, completed, acquired and managed for third parties consists of more than 1,317 properties including skyscrapers, corporate headquarters, mixed use centers, industrial parks, medical facilities, and master planned resort and residential communities. Currently, the firm controls assets valued at approximately $28.2 billion. Learn more at

SemaConnect Contact:
Amber Perry Marketing Specialist
301-352-3730, ext. 224

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