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UnitedHealth Group receives LEED Gold certification

February 13, 2009
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MINNETONKA, MNUnitedHealth Group''s new 10-story building is one of only eight commercial buildings in Minnesota to have earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, according to Finance and Commerce.
The building incorporated environmentally friendly designs like reusing storm water runoff, installing low-flow water fixtures and a weather-sensitive landscaping irrigation system, and installing ergonomic employee workstations, the story stated.
UnitedHealth Group earned its gold-level certification by reaching requirements in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, sustainable materials and indoor environmental quality, the story noted.
The LEED Green Building Rating System is the most widely used environmental standard for commercial buildings and a nationally accepted benchmark for the development and operation of environmentally responsible architecture, the story added.
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