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Green Initiatives

Initiatives on sustainability and energy reduction are an important part of United Properties work as a developer and investor in the commercial real estate industry, where buildings have a profound impact on our natural environment, economy, health and productivity.

GOLD LEED Certification

Our LEED Certified properties include a number of gold-certified buildings including: the 8200 Tower at Normandale Lake Office Park, which is the first pre-certified LEED Gold Core & Shell Building in Minnesota; C.H. Robinson Worldwide; and the Ford Center.

LEED Certification for Existing Buildings

United Properties has received LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) Certification on properties and plans to continue retrofitting existing properties to meet LEED-EB requirements. Some of these LEED-EB Certified buildings include Northland Center and Southpoint Office Center.

Energy Star

Buildings in the United Properties investment portfolio have also earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) prestigious Energy Star, the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection. The recognition signifies that the buildings’ energy performance rates are in the top 25 percent of facilities nationwide. The buildings that earned the Energy Star include Centennial Lakes Office Park and Southpoint Office Center.

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