Arvest Bank Officially Receives Gold LEED Certification

Tuesday, September 27 at 07:49 AM
Category: Personal Finance

Arvest Bank in Springfield, Mo. is happy to announce that their branch on National Avenue has officially received the Gold LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.  After opening only a year ago and being the only bank branch in the area to receive this certification, Arvest is very excited to be recognized for their commitment to the community in this way.  The following is the official release:

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., (September 21, 2011)—The Arvest Bank branch on National Avenue in Springfield, Mo. received the official certificate announcing its Gold certification by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

During a reception at the branch Wednesday, September 21, Melissa Cox, representing the USGBC, presented Arvest Architectural Manager Kelly Sutterfield, Arvest Bank Springfield President Rodney Shepard and National branch Manager Marcy Dollens with the Gold certificate.

“A little more than a year ago this branch celebrated its grand opening with a month-long celebration that focused on our commitment to the community through our partnership with local non-profit service organizations. Now we get to celebrate another aspect of our commitment to the betterment of the communities we serve: our commitment to being good stewards of our natural resources,” said Marcy Dollens.

According to the USGBC website, there are six LEED certified buildings in Springfield. The Arvest Bank branch on National Avenue is the first bank branch in Springfield to achieve LEED certification.

The LEED rating system was designed by the USGBC to encourage and facilitate the development of more sustainable buildings throughout the United States. In order to receive official LEED certification, the building must meet certain prerequisites outlined by the rating system. After construction is completed, an official application is then submitted to the USGBC for approval.

The branch celebrated its grand opening on August 27, 2010, by partnering with four local charities for donations. Those charities were Habitat for Humanity in Springfield, the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri, Young Life Greater Springfield, and The Discovery Center. Each charity took part in events and activities during the grand opening month that allowed them to spread the word about their organization and encourage the community to become involved in their efforts.

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Tags: Arvest Growth, Missouri, Press Release, Springfield, Sustainability
Charles on 9/29/2011 at 9:40 AM

Congratulations, Arvest. 

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