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TD Bank Opens Net-Zero Branch, Powered 100% by On-Site Solar

TD Bank opened what it says is the first net-zero energy bank location in the U.S. in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The U.S. DOE defines a net-zero energy building (NZEB) as a residential or commercial building that produces in a year at least as much renewable power as the total energy it uses.

The new TD Bank store will require approximately 97,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity a year to operate, but the company says its 400 solar panels will produce a minimum of 100,000 kWh a year on site. Only eight buildings in the nation are registered as NZEBs with the DOE, and TD Bank will be the first to register a net-zero energy commercial bank.

As a result of its energy-efficient design, TD will also target LEED Platinum certification.

In the last year, TD bank received a Green Power Partner Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and purchased enough renewable energy credits to meet 100 percent of its energy needs. Yesterday the EPA revealed that TD Bank places 16th in its ranking of member companies in the EPA Green Power Partnership, by purchasing over 240 million kWh of green power a year.

In the last year TD Bank also became a participating member of paper manufacturer Boise Inc.’s Closed Loop System, which will buy, recycle, repurchase and repurpose 1,500 metric tons of paper from TD’s operations in the U.S. and Canada.

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2 thoughts on “TD Bank Opens Net-Zero Branch, Powered 100% by On-Site Solar

  1. Congratulations to TD Bank for committing to, and delivering on, such an innovative vision! That they were able to accommodate 400 PV panels, provide for covered parking, and simultaneously reducing the buildings energy demand is simply amazing.

  2. I think this is an excellent idea. I also think you should put one in NH and see how that goes. We could use one here in Rochester, NH. That would make us famous and you would get a lot of business. There is only one TD Bank in Rochester, but more than enough of other banks. Citizens bank is in both of the grocery stores to make them convenient. I think your bank should be too because you advertise that you are the most convenient bank.

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