Unico Properties partnered with Green Standards to sustainably decommission part of the Longacres campus in Renton, Washington. The previous tenants of the 962,800 square foot office space left a substantial portion of their workplace furniture, appliances, equipment, and supplies. Unico’s Real Estate Services and Sustainability team saw this as an opportunity to ensure beneficial reuse through donations, resale, and recycling.
LANDFILL DIVERSION RATE (968.8 TONS)
EMPLOYEES WORTH OF FURNITURE
SQUARE FEET OF OFFICES
METRIC TONS OF CO2e EMISSIONS AVOIDED
Through this important work, Unico‘s partnership with Green Standards diverted 969 tons of corporate waste from landfill. Reusable office equipment and furniture, totaling $47,083, was donated to 24 non-profit beneficiaries within 30 miles of the Longacres campus.
Green Standards took responsibility for the entire process; from onboarding and managing commercial movers to engaging local non-profits, coordinating and documenting asset delivery, and providing environmental and community impact reporting. Calculations for office furniture and equipment, redistribution, selected beneficiaries, carbon emission, and equivalencies were provided by Green Standards to Unico for our portion of the decommission project at Longacres campus.
“When we acquired Longacres back in 2021, one of the first orders of busines was finding a responsible solution for the furniture left behind, most of which was still in good condition. Completely avoiding landfill, while supporting organizations within our community is a major win.”
Director, Sustainable Real Estate
“These items will be used in our community arts events between our six venues as well as our admin offices. Thank you for this generous donation!”
Nathan Marion, Operations Manager
Fremont Abbey Arts Center
“During the pandemic, our team went remote. As conditions improved and our team expressed a desire to return to an office, we needed furniture for our new space. The furniture we received allows our team to work effectively in person for the first time since 2019 to support food pantries adopting technology to improve their operations. Thank you!”
David Uhl, Executive Director