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Pro Bank in Tallahassee may have solar panels, but a bank headquartered in Toronto is building a branch in Ft. Lauderdale that will produce at least 100,000 kWh a year with a solar drive-through canopy, solar panels on the building’s roof, and a field of solar panels on the building’s surrounding property.

The TD Bank, a subsidiary of the Toronto-Dominion Bank based in Toronto, Canada, will open what it calls the first 'net zero energy' branch in the spring of 2011. It  is also building the branch to earn the highest level of LEED certification: LEED Platinum.

To be considered net-zero by the US Department of Energy (DOE), a residential or commercial structure must produce at least as much energy on-site as the amount it uses during the course of the year.  See DOE's June 2010 technical report, Zero Energy Buildings: A Classification System Based on Renewable Supply Options, for the full definition.  
TD Bank also announced its goal to become the largest U.S.-based bank to be carbon neutral.  All of this bank's ATM machines from Maine to Florida wll be powered via a block of wind energy credits and each branch is a participating member of paper manufacturer Boise Inc.'s Closed Loop System™ to buy, recycle, repurchase and repurpose 1,500 metric tons of paper from TD's operations in the U.S. and Canada. 

Learn more about the bank's green initiatives here.



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