SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Arrowhead Credit Union has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for its efforts in providing more energy efficient branch locations. The credit union was one of only nine national ENERGY STAR Award winners for energy improvements. Arrowhead CU upgraded a total of 137,000 square feet across 12 of its facilities to improve energy efficiency. The results included saving more than 46,000 kWh of electricity, and $7,200 annually while preventing over 74,600 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions a year. Beyond equipment changes such as using energy-efficient florescent lighting and electronic ballasts, Arrowhead CU has also integrated energy awareness into the organization’s values by educating its employees about the importance of turning off lights and computers when not in use. The ENERGY STAR national awards are based on the effective reduction of energy costs resulting from upgrading facilities or implementing ENERGY STAR recommendations.

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