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UGL Services Supports National Geographic LEED Recertification

The National Geographic Society today praised UGL Services, a division of UGL Limited (ASX: UGL), for the services it provided during the Society’s recent LEED recertification of its facilities here. UGL Services was responsible for contributing eight green cleaning credits out of the 59 LEED credits required for the most recent recertification.

The National Geographic headquarters building was the first facility to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Existing Building (EB) certification (Silver) from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2003. It has since continued to recertify its 899,000 sq. ft. three-building campus, moving up to the Gold level for the performance period of 2008, 2009 and again for 2010 and 2011.

UGL Services has been supporting the Society since 1998 – even before it embarked on its LEED certification efforts – with UGL Services GreenClean, porter services, painting, office moves, event setups and emergency services. As such, it has been instrumental in the Society’s LEED initiatives.

“Achieving and maintaining LEED certification requires the commitment of every staff member and contractor,” said Frank Candore National Geographic Society Chief Engineer and LEED Project Leader. “UGL Services has been an integral partner in our sustainability efforts from the start. It helped us not only achieve LEED certification but consistently maintain the highest standards in our everyday operations.”

UGL Services’ 50 employees constantly strive to maintain compliance on a daily basis. UGL Services also helps the National Geographic Society monitor and report green cleaning performance to help the Society document results and prepare for future recertifications.

For its areas of responsibility, UGL Services contributed eight of the 59 LEED certification credits for the latest recertification. The multiple credits within the “Indoor Environmental Quality” section included:

  • Green Cleaning Policy (Prerequisite)
  • Green Cleaning-High Performance Cleaning Program (1 credit)
  • Green Cleaning-Custodial Effectiveness Assessment (2 credits)
  • Green Cleaning-Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials (3 credits)
  • Green Cleaning-Sustainable Cleaning Equipment (1 credit)
  • Green Cleaning-Entryway Systems (1 credit)

About DTZ and UGL Services

DTZ is now combined with UGL Services. UGL Services is a division of UGL Limited. The combined business of DTZ and UGL Services is now one of the largest property services companies in the world. It provides corporate/occupier clients with a global, integrated, end-to-end service offering and best-in-class investor services capabilities in investment agency, leasing agency, property and facilities management, project and building consultancy, valuation, and investment and asset management. The organization has 27,000 permanent employees and 43,000 personnel including contractors, operating across 225 offices in 45 countries. For further information, visit: and

About UGL Limited

UGL Limited (ASX: UGL) is a global leader in outsourced engineering, property services and asset management and maintenance delivering essential services that sustain and enhance the environment in which we live. UGL comprises three business units including Engineering, Operations & Maintenance and Property providing services across the power, water, rail, resources, property, infrastructure and defence sectors. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, UGL operates worldwide across 45 countries employing approximately 55,000 people. For more information, visit:


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