VSECU Rutland Branch Receives Efficiency Vermont Honor Award
Announced at the Better Buildings by Design Conference, VSECU’s newly constructed Rutland Branch received the Honor Award in the Best of Commercial Building Design & Construction under 15,000 sq. ft. category.
VSECU’s Rutland Branch is the first LEED Gold rated banking institution in the State of Vermont.
Some of the energy efficient design features include: Extremely tight building envelope, high performance R7.1 windows, low flow faucets and dual flush toilets, daylighting, and individual temperature controlled zones. The total energy performance was reduced by 39% in comparison to the baseline building performance standard.
Some of the environmentally conscious construction methods include: Native plantings on the site, reduced pollution entering river with high quality treatment of storm water runoff, 1/3 of the construction materials were harvested and manufactured within 500 miles of Rutland, low VOC certified materials, and use of recycled products.
Efficiency Vermont design awards recognize innovative and integrated design approaches for energy efficiency in Vermont’s commercial, institutional, industrial, and multifamily buildings.
— January 18th, 2013