When Unico Sustainability teamed with Henbart to bring long-term energy efficiency to their 90,000 square foot Lake Union Building office, part of the building’s transformation included deploying smart electrochromic glass on all four sides of the lakefront building – making it one of the largest, if not the largest installations in the area. In this video, Unico Sustainability’s Brett Phillips talks about how the […]

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 […]

  Brett Phillips, our Director of Sustainability, co-authored an op-ed in today’s edition of the Seattle Times. He and Larry Phillips (former chairman of the Metropolitan King County Council) discuss climate change solutions in the wake of COP21, and foresee an unprecedented opportunity for governments, NGOs, and the private sector to collaboratively invest in a clean energy future.

As COP21 comes to a close, Brett Phillips, our Director of Sustainability, reports from Paris, where he took part in the climate negotiations with a presentation on carbon neutrality in the built environment: History and Future Being Made Spirits are high here for a historic climate pact as negotiators work feverishly through details in the final […]

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 […]

The Washington Post reports on an announcement from the International Energy Agency of the “decoupling” of economic growth and carbon dioxide emissions in 2014. We’re thrilled at the implications: business development and growth are not dependent on increasing emissions. In other words, sustainability is sustainable, even profitable! But we knew that already. Click over to the Washington Post to […]