This year's long winter has paid off in real savings for credit unions that invested in energy efficient buildings.
Credit unions say after this winter's high energy costs, previously implemented green initiatives have paid off.
After cutting the power bill by $7,000 in the past year, among other things, the NCUA has received ENERGY STAR certification at its Virginia headquarters.
Sustainability, which was once dismissed as an idealistic fad, is now a trillion dollar industry with corporate giants such as Walmart, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola scrambling to go green.
Environmental professionals who specialize in helping consumers improve their homes' energy efficiency say credit unions have an opportunity to step into a growing market in green finance.