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Our Green efforts in the news…

Just when you thought all the excitement of our new Branch on Russell that opened in December was over… We are starting to see quite a few articles covering the LEED certification and green efforts.  Please check out these articles to read more exciting information on our efforts. http://www.edcmag.com/CDA/Articles/Web_Exclusive/BNP_GUID_9-5-2006_A_10000000000000615883 http://www.keci.com/-Green–Building-on-the-Rise/4891207

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Art-a-pult Results

On July 24th of 2008 we posted about the art-a-pult fundraiser that we used to create the art for our Russell Street branch.  We recently received a comment about this art asking how it went.  To bests explain the results, here is a picture of two of the four pieces we recieved from the event. [...]

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Now you know…

Everyone has had a favorite pair of jeans at one point or another…you know, that pair that makes your behind look just right, or makes you feel like a million bucks, or makes you look taller, or shorter, or whatever…Sometimes we have to part ways with that old friend. Maybe we outgrow them, or styles [...]

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Spreading the Green

We’re helping to spread the “green” at the River City Roots Festival this coming weekend. As the credit union has started its quest to be a greener organization, we’ve realized that others want to do the same thing and we wanted to help–We’re helping this fabulous event provide reusable beverage mugs (significantly reducing the amount [...]

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Art-a-pult

YOU can help create artwork for our Russell Street Branch! Inside your head, you’re thinking “But I’m not artistic!” No worries! If you attend the Home Resource “Spontaneous Construction” fundraiser August 16th you can participate in the creation of community artwork to be displayed in our new branch. We are partnering with Home Resource on [...]

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Lighting by Mother Nature

The windows and skylights are being installed. While this might sound like a fairly common occurrence and perhaps a bit mundane to address in a posting, never fear, these windows are out of the ordinary. The windows we are using are aluminum clad wood windows—triple paned! They have some of the highest insulation values of [...]

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More than materials

Getting a LEED certification requires a lot more than just using recycled or renewable materials. The certification also indicates that the construction process is environmentally friendly. For a project to be considered for LEED certification, it must have—as a prerequisite—a “construction waste management” plan. While it sounds fairly straightforward—reduce waste where possible, reuse scraps, recycle [...]

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Raising the Roof!

  These walls (and roof) are much faster to install than traditional framing methods and their insulating factor is through the roof! (pun intended) Extensive use was made of locally –grown “good wood” and FSC lumber for the dimensional lumber needs. We’re using everything we can that supports sustainable practices and uses local suppliers. The [...]

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Greywater system approved…

We have received a variance approval from the City-County Health Department for our experimental greywater system. Our greywater system will divert water from the water fountain, shower and sinks through a special filtering system and use the cleaned water for irrigating our landscape plants in the summer months. All of the irrigation system emitters are [...]

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Hi-tech meets hi-touch

russell-st-floor-plan1   As construction progresses on our Russell Street Branch, we thought it would be helpful for everyone to see the floor plan to get a sense of how the building will function. The first thing you will notice about the lobby is the absence of a traditional teller line. We will be using the [...]

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