Mary Schrott

TD Bank is proving the service sector has a part to play in sustainability.

Feature image photo credit: Terry Townsend.

Banks can do more with "green" than just count it. For TD Bank, going green has led to Silver, Gold and even Platinum when it comes to achieving LEED certifications.

Since 2011, TD Bank has been committed to certifying its U.S. branches using LEED, achieving 200 certifications to date. The sustainability features included in these facilities include solar panels on drive-through canopies and counters, carpets, furnishings and other products made with recycled materials and low-VOC paint, sealants and furnishings. The facilities also use green cleaning products, and some offer electric vehicle charging stations.

With these features and many others, TD Bank is proving the service sector has a part to play in sustainability.

To see some of the notable TD Bank locations check out USGBC’s Green Going Out Guide map, and read their descriptions below:

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida—Cypress Creek (Platinum)

  • TD Bank’s first net zero energy location
  • Electrical power generated by more than 400 photovoltaic panels mounted on the roof, atop the drive-through canopy and in a ground-mounted array

Bethesda, Maryland—Georgetown Road (Gold)

  • First LEED/WELL retail certification
  • Living wall of flowering Virginia Creeper ivy mitigates impact on public storm sewer by holding and slowly releasing stormwater from green roof

Rockville Centre, New York (Platinum)

  • In-store LCD screen that provides information on the location’s green features and the amount of electricity being generated by the solar panels
  • Preferred parking spaces for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles

Kingsbridge, New York—W. 230th St. (Platinum)

  • Exterior lighting designed to reduce light pollution in the night sky and conserve energy
  • Water-efficient plumbing fixtures designed to use reduce water consumption by 46 percent

Bay Shore, New York—Montauk Highway (Platinum)

  • Strategies to increase onsite filtration of stormwater and reduce the amount that flows offsite
  • Reflective roofing material that reflects sunlight and helps lower the cooling needs of the building

Hempstead, New York (Platinum)

  • 60 percent of construction and demolition waste recycled, lowering the amount of reusable materials sent to landfills
  • Three-lane solar drive-through canopy that generates electricity for the store

Ozone Park, New York (Platinum)

  • Design intended to improve energy performance by 57 percent compared to a similar baseline building
  • On-site solar panels designed to produce 21 percent of the building’s projected energy use

Wallingford, Connecticut—N. Colony Rd. (Platinum)

  • Interactive Kid Zone Screen, where children can learn about the different sustainable features of the facility
  • 60 bifacial photovoltaic (PV) panels on the drive-through and 20 laminate PV panels on the roof, accounting for a total DC rating of 14.58 kW

Constitution Square (Platinum)

  • Use of recycled and regionally manufactured materials and wood products sourced from sustainably managed forests
  • Lighting design to reduce power consumption by 49 percent compared to the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 energy use standards

Braintree, Massachusetts—405 Franklin St. (Platinum)

  • Recycling program for paper, glass, metal, plastic, cardboard, fluorescent lamps and batteries
  • Design to supply high levels of fresh air to building occupants

View the Green Going Out Guide