Unico develops and manages LEED-EB and LEED-CI programs for buildings and spaces of all sizes and ages using methods and tools accepted by the U.S. Green Building Council and the Green Building Certification Institute. Our collaborative approach engages all necessary participants from start-to-finish and customizes a client-driven strategy designed to increase efficiency, reduce operating costs, and create healthier and more productive indoor and outdoor spaces. Having achieved LEED certification on over 50 percent of our own portfolio, including the first multi-tenant office building in California, the tallest LEED buildings in Oregon and Idaho, and the most LEED-EB buildings in Washington, Unico offers first-hand experience and proven results.
This success, coupled with our best-in-class customer service awards (2008 and 2009), means that we will manage your project with the same care and dedication as if it were our own. If you are ready to move your property or business toward greener and more efficient operations, please contact Brett Phillips, Director of Sustainability, to see how you can benefit from creating a high performance, LEED-certified office or building.

Unico provides the following LEED certification services:

Feasibility Report (Gap Analysis) and Preliminary LEED Scorecard
Using the LEED Scorecard as a foundation, LEED-Accredited Professional staff assesses building systems, operations, and consumption, reports on LEED viability, and offers suggestions for improvement.

Goal Setting and Cost-Benefit Analysis
Unico staff will meet with building ownership, management, and on-site staff to set LEED certification targets (certified, silver, gold, platinum), discuss performance opportunities, and develop a cost-benefit analysis for the project scope.

Eco-charrette – Stakeholder Engagement
An essential first step is to engage all relevant project stakeholders in a collaborative project-development session. This may include representatives from the project team, building ownership, architects, general contractors, engineering team, landscape and janitorial vendors, and local utilities. Depending on the project scope, this group could be expanded.

LEED-Online Registration and Facilitation
Unico will work with the project team by facilitating the registration, organization and management of the project through the U.S. Green Building Council’s online application module: LEED-Online.

ENERGY STAR Management
You can’t manage what you don’t measure. Unico will assist with the creation of an ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account and assist with optimization of your ENERGY STAR score.

Program Development
Unico will lead the project team through a program development phase which will include implementation of LEED-approved policies and plans, introduction of tracking guidelines and documentation, and preparation for performance period requirements.

Performance Period
Unico will facilitate the tracking and documentation of environmental performance during a pre-determined 3-24 month period. Also, non-performance related criteria will be completed during this time.

Final Documentation, Submittal, and Review Process
Unico will complete an internal final review, prepare all documentation, and submit the application for preliminary review by the U.S. Green Building Council. After analysis of the preliminary review comments, Unico will facilitate a final review process and submit the final LEED application.

We’ve done all of these LEED services for our buildings and for our partners. Learn more about Unico’s LEED project experience.