Anthropocentrism - mother nature has been utilized, transformed, conquered, transcended and even dominated by mankind. We, the occupants of this planet, have simply accommodated ourselves to the environment, and endlessly demanded from nature what seemed to its abundant and inexhaustible resources to fulfill our desires. However, the emergence of warning signs from nature has given a wakeup call to the inhabitants. Since then, Sustainable Development has been the term that has been balancing environment and anthropocentrism so that society and economy can develop within carrying capacity.
United has adopted being a socially responsible corporate entity by supporting community development activities, hence is committed to socio-economic development of the country. We at United recognize that we have a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirement. We are committed to reducing environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods.
United endeavors to:
Starting with designing efficient industries that require less fossil fuel consumption to implementing multi-stage processes, United has a long track record of providing pioneering environment friendly solutions for developing the nation's infrastructure.
Annual Saving of
Milion Standard CFt Natural Gas
Annual Emission Reduction of
Tons of Carbon Dioxide
Reduction of Temparature Emission by
Waste Heat Recovery Proccess Generates
Megawatt Electricity Without Additional Fossil Fuel
Trees With a Plan to Plant 10,000 Anually
Percent Paper Usages Through ERP and other System Automation
EFFICIENT USE OF FOSSIL FUELS
United emphasizes on designing power plants using the most advanced technology. The high efficiency engines reduces fuel consumption and use lean-burn technology that ensure complete combustion of the fuel. The impact on ambient air quality is kept to a minimum by using of stacks having heights that adhere to World Bank standards for power plants. Noise levels are kept within limits by using sandwich panels, silencers and building solid brick walls around the plant premises.read more
BUILDINGS WITH A TOUCH OF NATURE
United Group endeavors to design buildings, be it residential or commercial complexes in a fashion such that the impact to the environment is kept to a bare minimum.read more
ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES
United's specialized construction wing, Neptune Commercial, constructs projects with minimal interruption or interference to the existing natural habitat.read more
United emphasizes on designing power plants using the most advanced technology. The high efficiency engines reduces fuel consumption and use lean-burn technology that ensure complete combustion of the fuel. The impact on ambient air quality is kept to a minimum by using of stacks having heights that adhere to World Bank standards for power plants. Noise levels are kept within limits by using sandwich panels, silencers and building solid brick walls around the plant premises.
To reduce the emission level and fossil fuel consumption further, United has installed co-generation scheme in 3 of its large power plants at Dhaka EPZ, Chittagong EPZ and Ashuganj. The plants of UPGD produces steam by using Exhaust Gas Boilers. This steam produced, without any additional fossil fuel, is sold to industries with a requirement for quality steam, in the vicinity of the plants.
The 200 MW combined cycle, modular power plant is the first and till date the only one of its kind in Bangladesh. Each of the engines in the power plant are coupled with Waste Heat Recovery Boilers (WHRB) that produces steam upon being fired from the exhaust of the engines to produce 16.1 MW of additional electricity without using any additional fossil fuel, thereby reducing carbon footprints. This largest gas-fired Flexi-cycleTM has been such a successful environment friendly that all the upcoming plants of United is being replicated in this model using the concept of combined cycle modular.
Gunze United Ltd. does not house any captive power generation facility neither does it have any boiler for steam production. Both electricity and steam is supplied from its sister concern, UPGD's DEPZ power plant located adjacent to it and hence is an industry that operates without burning any fossil fuels!
United Property Solutions develops commercial spaces with a combination of central and VRF based air conditioning system along with chillers to reduce the pressure of energy sources.
United Group endeavors to design buildings, be it residential or commercial complexes in a fashion such that the impact to the environment is kept to a bare minimum. United International University is the only private university in the country with a built-up area and green area ratio of 1:1. UIU has the largest football field in a private educational institute of the country. The classrooms are designed in a manner to maximize the use of sunlight during daytime, instead of using artificial lighting, therefore reducing the energy consumption of the facility. Our students enjoy the proximity to the nature and they celebrate spaces and colors in a campus sprawled across 25 bighas of land.
United Hasna Hena is an example of nature and modern architecture blended in a perfect mix. United's Corporate Office under construction at Satarkul is designed to have a 77% green area. The buildings, constructed with strict adherence to the Bangladesh National Building Code 2006, uses the green concept accommodating sufficient rooftop and hanging gardens. The occupants of the buildings feel the spatial connection from sky to green and green to earth
United's Tank Terminal being constructed at Anwara, Chittagong is the only Class 3 private fuel oil storage facility in Bangladesh that was built in strict adherence to the NFPA 30 and API 650 standards. The tank terminal is a sound facility equipped with proper fire detection and fighting systems and spillage prevention mechanism. The ships operated by United Shipping does not dispose any waste in the water. All the sludges are burnt in the incinerator. United's specialized construction wing, Neptune Commercial, constructs projects with minimal interruption or interference to the existing natural habitat.
An embankment was built at the land port in Teknaf as prevention against soil erosion. The port was built without harming the natural forestation which remains as it is till date.
United believes in the preservation of the environment around their facilities. Sustainable development should meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.