Unico Sustainability is a division of Unico Properties focused on creating experiences that promote human health and productivity, protect the natural environment, and increase economic returns for our partners. We do this by deploying a sophisticated palette of development and operating solutions for new construction, major renovation, and existing building projects across a variety of building uses and typologies.
We advise investors, developers, tenants, owner-occupiers, and architects on sustainable design solutions and land use incentives related to site selection and orientation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, indoor and outdoor water reduction, material selection, indoor air quality, recycling systems, and clean transportation.
We integrate high-performing sustainable operations into our property management services, which include strategies such as utility benchmarking and reporting, energy, water, and waste management, renewable energy procurement, green cleaning, green leasing, and clean transportation, among other strategies.
We provide project management services for green building certifications, including LEED, WELL, and Living Building projects for new construction, core and shell, commercial interiors, multifamily, hospitality, and existing buildings.
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Boulder / Commercial Interior
A partnership with Unico that delivered a space designed to maximize human wellness and productivity by incorporating abundant natural light, improving indoor air quality, providing community space for cooking and socializing, and creating a zero-waste office for recycling and composting consumable goods.
Seattle / 44,800 square feet
Perched atop Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, the Bullitt Center sits as arguably the most sustainable commercial building in the world touting achievements of net-zero energy, net-zero water, and zero toxic Red List materials.
Denver / 96,000 square feet
Unico’s first ground-up office development in Denver boasts a LEED Platinum certification and offers tenants a world-class experience plus a showcase in resource conservation with low-flow water fixtures, electric vehicle charging, and a solar energy system on the roof.
The Commons at Ballard
Seattle / 160,000 square feet
Healthy and sustainable living at its finest, The Commons at Ballard was named Green Development of the Year by Multifamily Executive in 2017 earning a spot as one of the nation’s most sustainable buildings.
Russell Investments Center
Seattle / 1,248,047 square feet
Formerly WaMu Center prior to the financial crisis, Unico repositioned this Seattle high-rise with a LEED Platinum certification that helped attract notable tenants like the building’s new namesake Russell Investments, Boeing, Zillow, Nordstrom, and DocuSign, among others.
Tomorrow's buildings, today.
From the renewable energy we supply to our buildings to the human-centric lighting we use in our office, our adoption of innovative technology and modern building science allows us to provide one-of-a-kind experiences that are healthy for people and sustainable for the planet.
We consider our properties to be living labs of innovation where we deploy some of the industry’s cutting edge building technology, some of which include the following:
- Electrochromic (self-tinting) windows
- Human-centric lighting
- Transpired solar air collectors
- On-site solar energy
- Chilled-beam and variable refrigerant flow heating and cooling
- Electric vehicle charging stations
- Green roofs with urban agriculture
- Stormwater capture, treatment, and reuse