Redwood Credit Union (RCU) has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification for commercial buildings for its administrative office at 3033 Cleveland Avenue in Santa Rosa, California.
To be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification, a building must earn an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher on EPA’s 1 – 100 scale. RCU’s Santa Rosa office achieved a score of 97—meaning the building meets strict energy performance standards and is outperforming 97 percent of similar buildings nationwide.
ENERGY STAR certified buildings save energy, money, and help protect the environment by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical buildings. Together, all 38,000 ENERGY STAR-certified buildings have prevented more than 21.7 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
“RCU has been working hard over the past few years to reduce our energy footprint,” said Kimberly Williams, senior vice president of strategy, projects, and corporate real estate. “Investing in green technology and helping our communities do the same is integral to what we do.”
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