TD Bank recently announced it is the largest U.S.-based bank to go carbon neutral, and unveiled the new “green” design for its future stores.
As part of its overall environment strategy, TD Bank reached its carbon neutral goal by building greener buildings, lowering its energy consumption and making a significant investment in renewable energy from sources like wind, solar and low-impact hydro power. TD Bank has purchased a block of wind energy large enough to power its network of 2,600 ATMs, and has also purchased 31,000 metric tons of carbon offset credits to eliminate its remaining emissions.
The bank has pledged develop LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified stores for future designs. The first green prototype store will open in the spring on Jamaica Avenue in Queens. The bank expects to open about five to 10 new green stores in 2010.