16 May '11, 2pm

Nation's First Net-Zero Energy Bank Opens in Florida

TD Bank (NYSE: TD) opened a "net-zero energy" branch in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, last week. Only eight buildings in the US are registered as net-zero energy with the Department of Energy (DOE), and TD Bank will be the first to register a net-zero energy commercial bank. 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. A NZEB has two key energy features: The building is constructed with energy-efficient technologies that significantly reduce its energy demand, and renewable energy sources, such as solar panels, supply at least as much energy as the building uses over the course of a year. TD Bank says the new location will require approximately 97,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity a year to operate, and its 400 on-site solar panels are expected to...

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