UL’s Healthy Buildings Verification Mark for Indoor Air demonstrates that indoor spaces provide healthy indoor air quality (IAQ). It shows a commitment by building owners and managers to create and maintain indoor environments that support tenant health, well-being and comfort, backed by UL’s globally recognized expertise in IAQ and building health. These buildings meet rigorous performance criteria and have policies and plans in place for continual advancement of IAQ.
To achieve the UL Healthy Buildings Verification Mark, spaces underwent a desktop audit and on-site visits that include visual inspections and performance testing to evaluate a range of building conditions. The program includes an annual comprehensive assessment coupled with surveillance at the mid-year point.
The IAQ testing requirements verify that the building air meets rigorous standards. These standards are aligned with industry-recognized, third-party organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), among others. All laboratory testing and analysis methodologies are informed by the EPA Compendium of Methods, ASTM D5197 and TO-17 for air sampling, and EPA methods.
About the Company
Northland Center is a two-building, 492,514 sq. ft. Class A office park located near the intersection of I-494 and France Ave. in Bloomington, MN. It’s urban convenience without urban congestion, with close proximity to the airport, numerous restaurants, hotels, retail shops, fitness centers and medical care are only minutes away. Northland Center’s two buildings are connected by a lower-level concourse that offers an unmatched amenity package, including: 40,000 sq. ft. concourse level offering spacious, naturally lit public areas 365 days/year Full-service café offering breakfast, lunch and catering Complimentary training & conference rooms for tenants, accommodating up to 100 people 5,000 sq. ft. fitness center with group exercise studio, lockers & showers Full-service hair salon Dry cleaning & shoe repair service On-site property managers and building engineers Sky-lit atrium lounge with free WiFi Covered parking and 140 climate-controlled parking stalls On-site car wash and auto spa Wellness Room North Plaza area complete with a Grill station, high top tables, seating and a fire table Bocce ball court, Bag Toss, and Giant Jenga Complimentary Beverage Center including customizable coffee and sparkling water Northland Center was the first suburban office building in the Twin Cities to achieve LEED Existing Building Operations and Maintenance (EBOM) – Silver Certification. Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) design is a rating standard established by the U.S. Green Building Council. Northland Center continues to be a leader in the pursuit of sustainability. ENERGY STAR is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps buildings, businesses and individuals save money and protect the climate through superior energy efficiency. Northland Center’s ENERGY STAR label is 93 out of possible 100 points.
What is UL Verification?
UL Verification is an objective, science-based assessment that confirms the accuracy of marketing claims. Our independent assessment process scrutinizes the validity of specific advertising or promotional statements, giving you a way to separate verified fact from fiction.