Although every project is unique, below are representative case studies highlighting some of our featured projects. Download any of the project experience sheets for more details.

If you are ready to move your project toward more efficient design or operations, please contact Brett Phillips, Director of Sustainability, to see how you can benefit from creating a more valuable, high performance building.

“LEED for Existing Buildings is an important emerging trend, as nearly 40 percent of the carbon emissions are generated by buildings, and existing buildings represent more than 95 percent of the building stock. I’m impressed with the dedication of the Unico’s management and ownership teams to achieve LEED-EB certification, and look forward to many more to come”.

Dan Geiger
Executive Director / USGBC-Northern California Chapter
San Francisco, California

100pine 100 Pine
In 2008, Unico led the way with 100 Pine, working to make it the first multi-tenant LEED-EB tower in California. Unico formerly owned and managed this building.
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Bank of America Financial Center Bank of America Financial Center
A leader is Spokane, Bank of America Financial Center is the first multi-tenant LEED-EB building in Eastern Washington and the first Class A tower in Spokane to earn an ENERGY STAR label.
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Centerpoint II Centerpoint II
Unico purchased Centerpoint II in 2006 and immediately began the retrofitting process to make the building more sustainable. Since then Centerpoint II has seen a 28% reduction in energy, a 27% reduction in water usage, and has successfully diverted 51% of waste from landfills
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FAA Building FAA Building
The first privately-owned LEED Existing Building in Renton, the FAA Building is paving the way for sustainable practices in the city and for federal agencies across the country.
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IBM Building IBM Building
The IBM Building now uses 20 percent less energy than in 2006. While pursuing the LEED-EB Gold designation, the IBM Building improved its ENERGY STAR score to a 88.
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Key Center Key Center
By auditing Key Center’s systems, Unico uncovered a way to save energy. Now, the 10-year old building uses one million fewer kilowatts of energy and has improved its ENERGY STAR score to a 98.
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Puget Sound Plaza Puget Sound Plaza
From a mid-century Class A property to a 21st century green machine, this 1960 building boasts a LEED-EB Gold rating. Puget Sound Plaza’s tenants go green, too, with 75 percent utilizing alternative transportation to commute to the office.
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Roosevelt Commons Roosevelt Commons
In a unique partnership, Unico assisted CB Richard Ellis, the University of Washington, and RREEF Real Estate to reduce waste by 69%, water use by 32%, and maintain an ENERGY STAR score of 97 at Roosevelt Commons.
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Russell Investments Center Russell Investments Center
Only the third LEED-EB Platinum certified building in Seattle, Russell Investments Center leads the way with its innovative sustainability initiatives.
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Skinner Building Skinner Building
This historical 1926 building does not have a parking garage, but tenants don’t seem to mind. Eighty five percent of them use alternative methods of transportation to get to work each day.
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Skyline Tower Skyline Tower
Skyline Tower uses nearly a quarter less water thanks to LEED-EB upgrades to this Class-A tower in downtown Bellevue.
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The Cobb The Cobb
The Cobb is a unique historical redevelopment in downtown Seattle. This historical property went from nearly obsolete to LEED Silver.
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The Financial Center The Financial Center
Now using 17% less energy than in 2006, The Financial Center also diverts 70% of its waste from landfills and boasts a tenant base where 68% use alternative transportation.
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Lincoln Building The Lincoln Building
Built in 1890, The Lincoln Building achieved LEED-EB Gold certification in early 2012. The building has reduced energy consumption by 56%, which equals 28,935 gallons of gasoline or 600 barrels of oil.
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U.S Bancorp Tower U.S. Bancorp Tower
U.S. Bancorp Tower is the largest building in Oregon with a LEED-EB Silver rating, making “Big Pink” a little greener. And by retrofitting the restroom fixtures throughout the 42-story building, Unico reduced water usage by 37 percent.
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US Bank Plaza US Bank Plaza
With an ENERGY STAR score of 91 and innovative LEED credits like rainwater irrigation, US Bank Plaza is the first multi-tenant office tower in Idaho to have a LEED-EB Gold rating.
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Wells Fargo Plaza 1201 Pacific (Formerly Wells Fargo Plaza)
The first property in Tacoma to achieve LEED-EB certification, Wells Fargo Plaza is an anchor of the city’s financial district. Since the retrofitting process began, the property has reduced its energy consumption by 16%.
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