Energy + Environment
Planet and wallet friendly
We live and work here in the Northwest, just like you. We have a vested interest in creating healthy, sustainable, energy-efficient buildings and systems that minimize the effects on our environment. A high-performance, low-impact facility also reduces utility and operational costs, making it a great investment for the future.
Energy efficiency and renewables
Do you wish your facilities were more energy efficient? Our energy experts can help you meet your energy, carbon reduction, and environmental goals. By upgrading your systems and equipment, you can take advantage of incentives and grants for energy projects. We are also an approved Energy Savings Performance Contractor (ESPC), which means you can renew your infrastructure with energy efficient systems and apply the utility savings directly to the cost of building improvements. So it’s not only good for the environment. It’s good for your wallet.
Energy focused infrastructure renewal
As your infrastructure ages, we help you drive old buildings into the new energy era with an eye on reaching “net zero.” Our experts lead you through a comprehensive process from development to design to completion – transforming your building into a high-performance leader toward a more energy-efficient future.
Modern District Energy
Energy is a shared resource. We’re helping to build a modern utility infrastructure that aggregates a community’s thermal energy demand and centralizes production and distribution. Connected customers contract for thermal energy as a service, displacing the cost, space, and complexity of energy generation in individual buildings. We envision a future where integration of waste heat and renewable energy at a community scale becomes the norm – creating more sustainable, economical, and flexible energy generation.
We provide customized, project-specific funding support, helping you leverage your limited capital funds to get more done. From simple low interest debt financing to third-party ownership and operation of complex systems, we offer a wide range of options to match your needs. Our Lifecycle Analysis helps guide you in making the best decisions based on all relative costs, so you have the best information to determine the most cost-effective path forward.
Be Ready, Beyond the Reopening
The public sector, businesses, and families have reorganized to respond to the pandemic, and most communities are eager to reopen society. If you are responsible for public facilities, you are laser-focused right now on preparing your building to reopen safely. And rightly so.
Let's Come Clean
Knowledge is a valuable resource for any organization. UMC offers technical knowledge of the new Clean Buildings Standard and technical know-how to help your building meet compliance.
UMC offers technical knowledge of the new Clean Buildings Standard
While the first reporting deadline is five years away, starting in 2021, early adoption incentives will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Martin Clinton who is UMC’s operational expert around the Clean Buildings Standard sat down and distilled the multifaceted pathways to compliance.
Challenges of Aging Infrastructure and the Rewards of Renewal
When it comes to buildings and infrastructure, UMC really gets how to effectively combat climate change. They always take an innovative approach to solving complex problems and are not afraid to tackle one-of-a-kind projects.
C-PACER: Patient, Affordable Capital for Economic Development
No single opportunity can answer all these questions. But for economic developers, it’s good to know of at least one more tool to build on – Washington’s new C-PACER program.