Brett Phillips is the director of sustainability for Unico’s real estate portfolio, managing energy and environmental conservation projects across Unico’s 13 million square foot portfolio. His responsibilities include reducing company-wide energy consumption, setting high performance design, maintenance and operations standards, instituting sustainable best practices, and promoting sustainability to industry and government leaders.
During his tenure with Unico, Brett has led property teams to achieve LEED certifications for over 10 million square feet of commercial real estate, reducing annual energy costs by $2.1 million and cutting carbon emissions by over 16,000 metric tons. Brett’s efforts also led Unico to win numerous industry awards including Washington’s Green Company of the Year recognized by Seattle Business Magazine. He is a sought after national speaker, sharing thought leadership on pressing topics and current trends in the green building and sustainability field.
Brett brings his extensive experience and in depth knowledge in sustainability and energy conservation to engage the entire project team from start-to-finish. He provides an owner’s perspective that seeks to fulfill a customized, client-driven strategy designed to increase efficiency, reduce operating costs, and create healthier and more productive work environments. Board Chairman of Seattle’s 2030 District, he is a sought after national speaker, sharing thought leadership on pressing topics and current trends in the green building and sustainability field.
Education & Credentials
The College of William & Mary
BA in Government and Finance
Masters in Business Administration
Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Professional and Community Involvement
Board Chairman – Seattle 2030 District
ULI Center for Sustainable Leadership