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Built Green

UPTEN is a sustainable Built Green building.

Highlights include:


Energy Systems

Solar Panels: Photovoltaic solar panels on the roof provide renewable energy to residents.

Lighting: All lighting uses light emitting diodes, which use approximately 50% less energy and last up to ten times longer than lamps using other types of bulbs.

Energy Recovery Ventilators: Energy recovery ventilators are provided in the suites, which recover energy from the exiting air stream and increase heating efficiency.

Thermostats: Programmable thermostats allow for enhanced thermal comfort and conservation of energy.

Appliances: All appliances are ENERGY STAR labeled, which indicates high energy efficiency.

Heating Systems: High efficiency boilers located centrally in the building and high efficiency heat pumps have been installed in the suites.

Domestic Hot Water: High efficiency domestic hot water heaters have been installed in the building.


Materials

Recycled Materials: Interior insulation and carpet tile contain recycled content, reducing the need for virgin materials.


Indoor Air Quality

Paints: Low volatile organic compound paints have been used to improve air quality and reduce the harmful impacts on occupant health.

Carpet: Carpet tile has been selected with Carpet and Rug Institute Green Label Plus certification which demonstrates improved air quality for occupant health.

Insulation: Formaldehyde-free insulation has been installed in the building, reducing the harmful impacts on occupant health.

Energy Recovery Ventilators: Energy recovery ventilators are provided in the suites, delivering fresh air conditioned to meet the occupants’ comfort needs.


Waste Diversion

Waste Diversion During Construction: A waste diversion program has been implemented, significantly reducing the amount of waste being sent to the landfill.

Recycling: The residential garbage room accepts commingled recycling and organics.


Health and Wellness

Bicycle Stalls: Secure bicycle stalls are provided to promote active transportation.

Relaxation and Social Interaction: A coffee lounge, party room, sky lounge, and outdoor amenity terrace provide residents opportunities for relaxation and social interactions with other residents.

Fitness Facility: A fitness room is provided for residents, allowing them to stay active year-round.


Business Practices

Sustainability Policies: Strategic Group has a sustainability policy published on their website confirming their dedication to sustainability both in the properties they build and manage, and in their own offices.