Waltham, Mass. (PRWEB) February 18, 2010
Bay Colony Corporate Center has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver designation from the U.S. Green Building Council for the entire four-building campus. UGL Unicco LEED Accredited Professionals provided project management and consulting services to help the property manager, Broadway Real Estate Services, move through the accreditation process.
Beyond what it says about the property's environmental standing and management practices, the designation is significant since it is one of only a few commercial real estate campuses nationwide that has achieved LEED for Existing Building status for an entire campus. The property consists of three 4-story buildings and one 3-story building totaling 980,000 square feet situated on 58 acres.
LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance certification sets standards, and measures sustainability under several categories such as: sustainable sites, including landscape management and light pollution; water efficiency; energy and atmosphere; materials and resources, including solid waste management and sustainable purchasing; indoor environmental quality; and innovations in operations.
UGL Unicco provided LEED-AP certified professionals who are experienced in helping building owners and managers progress through the LEED certification process. They helped Broadway Real Estate Services benchmark their operations against the directives, select the processes that required modifications, develop Gap analyses, design mitigation programs, implement the changes, and measure and report the results.
UGL Unicco GreenClean®, the company's industry-leading service that utilizes the most environmentally advanced cleaning products and procedures, enabled Bay Colony to easily qualify for the green cleaning credits available under the certification process.
"This is a major accomplishment that makes a premier, award-winning property even more attractive to our current and prospective tenants," commented Brian Barriero, Portfolio Manager, Broadway Real Estate Services. "UGL Unicco guided us through the process by helping us translate LEED requirements into action. We relied on their expertise and benefited from their knowledge of LEED procedures, as well as their cleaning and operations expertise."
About UGL Unicco
UGL Unicco, a premier provider of outsourced facilities services, is a subsidiary of UGL Limited (ASX:UGL). Based in Boston, UGL Unicco offers facilities maintenance, operations, cleaning, energy and administrative/office services, as well as plant services in support of industrial operations. The company counts one quarter of the Fortune 100 companies among its portfolio of North American customers and maintains an industry-leading 95% customer retention rate. Its more than 17,000 employees support corporate, multi-tenant, education, retail, government and public venue facilities. The company also offers single-source mobile maintenance and cleaning services for geographically dispersed branch offices. It is committed to green services through its award-winning UGL Unicco Sustainability Services suite (http://www.greenservice.com) that supports sustainability across its service offerings. UGL Unicco's advanced facilities initiatives include the myunicco.com portal, UNI-Q® handheld inspection system, USafe® health and safety program, eProcurement systems, and a 24x7 national operations center.
UGL Unicco, along with UGL Equis, a commercial real estate firm based in Chicago, is part of UGL Services, a division of UGL that provides Corporate Real Estate and Facility Solutions around the world. For further information about UGL Unicco, call 888-751-9100 or visit http://www.ugl-unicco.com.
For further information, please contact:
Donna Guadagno - UGL Unicco: 617-559-4194
Brian Barriero - Broadway Real Estate Services: 617-357-6823
Sandy McLaughlin - Soucy Communications (for UGL Unicco): 781-898-7305