For Immediate Release
GreenMark Public Relations
smarkgraf (at) greenmarkpr.com
GreenChoice Bank Opens the Midwest's First
LEED Platinum Community Bank Location on Aug. 29
Flagship Address at Chicago's Green Exchange Building
CHICAGO (Aug. 2, 2011) -- GreenChoice Bank 's executive management team will open its flagship location in Chicago at the Green Exchange building, 2545 W. Diversey Ave., on Monday, Aug. 29. The bank is anticipated to be the first LEED Platinum community bank location in the Midwest, and one of only a few in the country.
The newly constructed location will meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum standards for Commercial Interiors. The bank 's management team -- half are LEED Accredited Professionals -- has considerable experience when it comes to building sustainable structures and interiors.
In addition to making loans to qualified businesses that build sustainably, the team retrofitted GreenChoice Bank 's two, century-old branch locations to environmentally-sound standards for LEED - for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED-EB: O&M) certification. Those were dedicated earlier this year, launching the GreenChoice Bank brand in Cicero and Lockport, Ill.
GreenChoice Bank is one of the first tenants to move into Green Exchange. The four-story, 272,000-square-foot converted historic building marked by its iconic signature tower along Chicago's Kennedy Expressway -- will be the epicenter of businesses offering trade and consumer services to sustainably-minded clientele. GreenChoice Bank 's entrance is along Diversey Avenue, just west of Maplewood.
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