I call dibs on this prediction: to the extent that banks can keep themselves from drowning financially, we’re going to see a huge proliferation of green branches over the next five years. The guy on the video uses the word "fad", but I think we all know it’s more than that. This branch here, First Federal Savings Bank, is located in Mishawaka, Indiana and just opened last week. The local press gave the retail pad some pretty positive coverage, as you can tell from the images, video, and diagram. The LEED Registered, $2.5 M branch relies on a wind turbine, solar panels, energy efficient windows, Agriboard compressed-straw panels, permeable pavers, and geothermal heating and cooling.
++A Different Green for Banks [South Bend Trib]
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