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
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.
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.
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