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Green building management encompasses all aspects of how we run our properties at Unico. From energy conservation to water reduction to sustainable construction, all systems are continually evaluated to make sure that our buildings are using sustainable methods and are operating smoothly and efficiently.
Our sustainable building management practices entail these basic areas: energy & atmosphere, water efficiency, materials & resources, and indoor environment. Here are some examples of how we make sustainable choices in these four areas.
Energy & Atmosphere
Materials & Resources
Unico manages properties by being mindful of the triple bottom line: environmental, social, and financial responsibility.
Environmental First, by engaging in sustainable building management, we reduce the demand for natural resources like energy, water, or raw construction materials and reduce the impact on the natural environment with initiatives like storm water mitigation, pollution control, and greenhouse gas reduction. We manage buildings with the intention to use fewer natural resources and use the ones we consume more effectively.
Social Secondly, green buildings promote healthy and productive indoor environments. Utilization of natural light, appropriate levels of task lighting, enhanced outside air management, green cleaning programs, and low-VOC materials reduce annual sick days, improve worker productivity and create an overall enjoyable work experience. Creating healthier workplaces for employees is just good business.
Financial Lastly, while environmental and social benefits are important, Unico is aware that we must reduce operating costs and increase the value of our properties. We choose upgrades and initiatives that bring the strongest return on investment. When high cost capital projects are needed, like a chiller or boiler replacement, Unico does our best to install equipment that has environmental value and can reduce the building’s operating costs as much as possible.