TD Bank in Fort Lauderdale may be first net-zero bank in U.S.

TD Bank says that solar panels at a branch location in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have allowed the building to generate more energy than it uses.

June 18, 2013 |
Jim Young

TD Bank says that solar panels at a branch location in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have allowed the building to generate more energy than it uses. The LEED Platinum-certified branch at 665 N.W. 62nd Street is believed to be the first net-zero energy bank in the U.S.

In the first year of monitoring, the bank used 106,814 kilowatt-hours of energy, while its 400 solar panels generated 111,185 kWh, meaning 4,371 kWh, or 3.8%, of solar-generated power was added to the Florida Power & Light power grid. The amount of power the bank added to the grid could power 4.5 average homes for a month.

(http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/blog/morning-edition/2013/03/td-bank-confirms-first-net-zero-energy.html

Jim Young | Net Zero Future

About the Author: A seasoned industry leader, Young combines deep understanding of both lighting and controls.  Currently VP of Sales and Marketing for WattStopper, Young formerly served in a series of senior positions with Acuity Brands®, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the company's specialty lighting group.  He graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in planning and energy management. 

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