Green Efficiency


Efficiency in construction, design, and operation plays a critical role in Urban One’s development strategy. Strategic development of land in a dense environment requires renewable and sustainable resources to limit a project’s impact on community and environmental resources. According the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council),

“Buildings in the United States are responsible for 39% of CO2 emissions, 40% of energy consumption, 13% water consumption and 15% of GDP per year, making green building a source of significant economic and environmental opportunity. Greater building efficiency can meet 85% of future U.S. demand for energy, and a national commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million American jobs.”

Urban One is thus committed to developing sustainable long-lasting urban projects that extend and preserve, not overuse, resources. We strive to ensure our projects are highly efficient, constructed of quality materials, and provide long-term cost savings to both future residents and owners. This commitment to a sustainable future ensures that our projects make lasting contributions to the neighborhoods and communities they are located in. Some key contributions and benefits include:

  • Improve and protect ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Enhance air and water quality
  • Reduce solid waste
  • Conserve natural resources
  • Eliminate negative environmental impacts
  • Improve existing unsustainable practices
  • Reduce operating costs
  • Increase asset value and profits
  • Boost employee productivity and satisfaction
  • Optimize life-cycle economic performance
  • Improve air, thermal, and acoustic environments
  • Elevate occupant comfort and health
  • Minimize strain on local infrastructure
  • Enrich the overall quality of life

Our staff has worked on a number of LEED certified projects throughout the Los Angeles region, and we are dedicated to producing long-term results that maximize our clients’ returns. Urban One’s depth of experience in real estate, urban planning, and construction management allows our firm to understand the entire development process, and to best foresee how and where efficiency measures can maximize project returns.

Urban One is a national corporate member of USGBC and has LEED Accredited Professionals in their staff.
 
 
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