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Sustainability

Take this video tour of UnionBank’s LEED-certified branches

Take a tour and see the unique features of in one of UnionBank’s LEED Certified branches. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. It encourages the construction of energy and resource-efficient buildings that are healthy to live in.

UnionBank is the first bank in the Philippines to adopt the LEED standards. Currently, the Bank has 10 LEED-certified bank branches and continues to implement green building practices across its branch network.

 

Energy and Atmosphere

Energy-efficient LED light fixtures and Energy StarTM appliances, supplemented by power from solar panels reduce branches’ energy consumption, while air conditioning and refrigerant systems that do not make use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) help keep the air clean.

Indoor Environmental Quality

Low volatile organic compound (VOC) sealants, paints, and adhesives, as well as individual airconditioning controls, ensure the comfort and well-being of employees and customers.

Water Efficiency

Dual flush toilets, waterless urinals, and
low flow-rate faucets in our branches reduce water consumption by at least 20%.

Materials and Resources

Carefully planning each branch’s construction to minimize waste generated, as well as making use of reused materials from local businesses and communities help save resources and reduce waste, while supporting local economies.

Location and Transportation

Branches close to public transport access points, as well as the promotion of environmentally friendly methods of transport like biking and carpooling all help promote sustainability.