Electric Car Charger Part of Green Cred at New CU Branch
On Monday morning, Spokane Valley locals will be able to charge their electric cars while banking at Spokane Teachers Credit Union.
The $1.5 billion Washington credit union’s new, eco-friendly South Valley Branch features the area’s first 240-volt charging station for electric cars open to the public.
The level II charging station, paired with two parking spaces reserved for electric cars or chargeable hybrids, is just one of the many earth-friendly features designed into the branch.
With an eye on building the most environmentally sustainable full-service branch, the 3,496-square-foot facility designed by Nystrom+Olson Architecture, meets the U.S. Green Building Council standards for LEED Gold certification for sustainable building and development practices, the credit union said
Green features include solar panels, a heat-reflecting rooftop and parking lot, showers for employees who walk or pedal to work, and building materials that were mostly mined or produced within 500 miles of the construction site.
In addition, during construction, 78% of waste materials were either reused or recycled, the CU said.