CHERRY HILL, N.J. PORTLAND, Maine Feb. 1, 2011 the United States Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
According to the report, an NZEB has two key energy features: The building is constructed with energy-efficient technologies that significantly reduce its energy demand, and renewable energy sources supply at least as much energy as the building uses over the course of a year.
The new store, which is already under construction and will be connected to the local utility grid, will require approximately 97,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity a year to operate, but it will produce a minimum of 100,000 kWh a year on site.
The net-zero energy TD Bank store will also target the highest level of LEED certification, LEED Platinum. Only eight buildings in the nation are registered as NZEBs with the DOE, and TD Bank will be the first to register a net-zero energy bank. TD Bank has opened 17 stores and offices targeting LEED certification for their green design. LEED evaluates buildings for their overall environmental performance in five areas: sustainable sites, water use, energy efficiency, materials and resource use, and indoor environmental quality.
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The new net-zero energy store will achieve the second-highest level within the four-tier NZEB classification system described in the DOE report. "B" classification out of NZEB "A" to NZEB "D," is identified as an energy-efficient building that generates enough renewable energy within the building’s footprint and from its adjacent land.
- receiving a 2010 Green Power Partner Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- purchasing renewable energy credits to meet 100 percent of the bank’s electricity needs
- becoming the largest U.S.-based bank to be carbon neutral
- Maine Florida
- Queens Village, N.Y.
- Auburn, Maine
June 2010 Zero Energy Buildings: A Classification System Based on Renewable Supply Options http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy10osti/44586.pdf
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