MINNEAPOLIS (April 2, 2010) – United Properties announced that the U.S. Green Building Council awarded Southpoint Office Center in Bloomington, Minn., its LEED Silver Level certification for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance. In addition to its recent LEED Silver certification, the United Properties’ owned 14-story, Class A office building recently secured a new lease with the Federal Milk Market Administration and a lease expansion with United Bankers’ Bank, bringing the building to 92 percent leased.

Key factors contributing to the LEED Silver certification for the 366,807-sq.-ft. building include:

  • Reducing potable water usage by 15 percent, saving approximately 1.3 million gallons a year
  • Increasing recycling rates to more than 50 percent
  • Recycling or reusing more than 48 tons of construction waste during 2009
  • Implementing both a green education program and employee wellness program
  • Earning an Energy Star rating of 90, which represents energy efficiency at the 90th percentile
  • Ensuring that more than 90 percent of the janitorial products and materials used adhere to the most rigorous green cleaning standards

Media Contacts

Martha Nevanen
Vice President, Marketing Communications

Jessie Folkens
Sr. Communications Consultant

About United Properties

United Properties has been creating deep roots in the commercial real estate industry for more than 100 years. The company imagines new possibilities in real estate to help enrich communities and create lasting legacies. United Properties provides market expertise for ground-up development, redevelopment and acquisitions of value-add and stable investments. The company invests in and develops office, industrial, retail, mixed-use and senior housing properties. United Properties is owned by the Pohlad Companies and is headquartered in Minneapolis, with offices in Denver and Austin, Texas.



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