LEED

The Unico Sustainability team recently returned from Los Angeles where they joined thousands of fellow sustainability professionals at Greenbuild 2016.  From the expo floor to a wide range of education sessions, the annual event provided opportunities to learn about innovative new technology, share experiences with colleagues, and reflect on the many team successes achieved in the last year. One of the […]

Unico Sustainability has successfully completed the City of Seattle’s Deep Green Pilot Program for Stone34, a Unico-owned and managed- building in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, surpassing the Deep Green Pilot Program’s (DGPP) rigorous sustainability benchmarks to become one of Seattle’s most energy and water-efficient buildings. “Congratulations to all who helped make the Stone34 project a […]

Find out what we’ve been working on over the last year to make this Earth Day the greenest yet.

We’re excited to officially announce that our redevelopment of 1738 Pearl has achieved LEED-Platinum Core & Shell, making it Boulder’s first privately owned LEED-Platinum building. 1738 Pearl is 26 percent more energy efficient than a similarly-sized building–accomplished with the help of the city’s first installation of a SolarWall (an air collector that uses solar energy to preheat air), and […]

Unico’s Edmée Knight and Adam Knoff outside the USGBC reception for Gold members. We’re back from Greenbuild 2015, and feeling galvanized with our goals and contemporaries. Greenbiz has a nice recap of the conference, and our Senior Sustainability Manager Adam Knoff fired off a few quick takeaways below: Environmental sustainability is the new business. Profit and environmental responsibility are not […]

The USGBC Colorado chapter kindly invited us to write a guest post for their blog this week. Click over to their site to read thoughts from our Senior Sustainability Manager Adam Knoff on the myth of the Platinum Premium, and a case study for how we debunked it with our development at 1738 Pearl Street. Spoiler alert: The […]

Self-tinting, electrochromic glass is being installed at Unico Properties’ 1738 Pearl Street development in Boulder, Colo., and it’s hard to contain our enthusiasm. This is an exciting moment for us, and the broader green building movement for that matter, as this game-changing technology will improve how we design and construct new buildings. Highly insulated and […]

The lush, tropical islands of Hawaii are now even greener, thanks to Unico Sustainability. In September 2014, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa was awarded LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the category of Existing Building Operations and Maintenance — becoming the first LEED-EBOM certified resort in the state. “The Hawaiian Islands […]