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Our Buildings

At Union Bank we understand the importance of sustainable buildings in our operations. In our new construction and remodels where possible, we implement sustainability-oriented improvements.

Energy Star

Thirty-four Union Bank retail branches throughout California have been awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR designation, the national mark of excellence in energy performance. For more information, click here.

LEED Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) GOLD certification to our San Diego headquarters building. LEED recognizes sustainability in the design, operation, and livability of buildings. LEED certification reflects both environmental and financial benefits, including: lower operating costs, less waste sent to landfills, energy and water conservation, increased health and safety for occupants, and a reduction in harmful greenhouse gas emissions. For more information, click here.

Sustainable Building Operations

We believe in operating our buildings in a sustainable manner. We have upgraded our signage to energy-efficient LEDs and are in the process of other lighting upgrades, such as using energy-efficient fluorescent bulbs and installing motion sensors. We have implemented a companywide "green cleaning" program using nontoxic chemicals. To conserve water, we are implementing various projects, including:
  • Waterless and low-water use urinals
  • Low-flow toilets
  • Sensor-automated faucets
  • Drip irrigation
  • Drought-tolerant landscaping
We are evaluating sustainable operation processes on an organization-wide scale, working hard to continually improve our building operations.