Green Initiative

United Pacific Industries takes great pride in our environmental stewardship. Our goal is to manage our 131,912 square-foot warehouse and office with the state-of-art green building including Tesla Solar Panels and LED lighting. All corrugated boxes are recycled to help reduce waste and an electric vehicle charging was installed to help encourage environmentally conscious commuting.

Our Green initiatives result in a LEED Certification for building. We are committed to raise environmental awareness and local community of green-thinking.

Tesla Solar

With United Pacific’s goal for sustainability, one of the biggest improvements to the Long Beach headquarters was the installation of Tesla 300 kW DC solar panels on the roof. Our passion for forward-thinking of the environment has led us to team up with the best in the business when it comes to solar technology. With as large a facility as United Pacific is at 131,912 square-feet, we saw it as an opportunity to cover the top of our building with solar panels to help power our office and warehouse.

LEED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Sustainable Sites

  • On-site bicycle storage, showers and changing areas for company employees.

  • Preferred parking for low-emitting, fuel-efficient and carpool vehicles.

  • Stormwater is infiltrated on-site and treated to remove contaminants to reduce environmental impact on local waterways.

Energy and Atmosphere

  • Efficient HVAC equipment and a lighting system with daylight controls reduces energy consumption by over 30%

  • Enhanced commission verifies that the building’s energy and water­related systems are performing as intended by the initial design

Materials and Resources

  • Over 81 % of construction and demolition waste was diverted from landfills

Water Efficiency

  • In addition to using reclaimed water, drought-tolerant plants and a high-efficiency irrigation system were installed to reduce the use of potable water for irrigation by 100%

  • High-efficiency water closets, lavatory faucets, and showers were used to reduce annual water use by 30%

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Building ventilation system was designed to provide enhanced levels of fresh outside air to building occupants

  • Interior finishes (paints, sealants, adhesives, coatings, carpet systems and composite wood) were selected with low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to reduce indoor
    air contamination