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Rendering of Achieva CU's net zero branch Rendering of Achieva CU’s net zero branch. (Source: Achieva CU)

We are in the process of finishing Achieva Credit Union’s first “net zero” branch – a branch in Trinity, Fla., that’s expected to generate as much electricity as it uses, thanks to 72 solar panels on the roof.

This is a concept we are all-in on, as we plan to go net zero in other upcoming standalone branches, even as we realize that the process isn’t simple and carries some unique up-front costs.

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