BURNSVILLE, Minn., Jun 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --U.S. Bank has received LEED Gold certification for its new branch
located at 900 W County Road 42 in Burnsville, Minn. It is the first
U.S. Bank to receive a LEED Gold certification, and one of few buildings
in Minnesota with the distinction.
"We are honored and grateful to be one of the shining examples of U.S.
Bank's commitment to environmentally sound business practices. To the
best of our knowledge, this is the first branch bank in the state of
Minnesota to receive this designation and we are very proud to receive
this honor. We join with our customers in appreciating the impact that
we can make together to preserve our natural resources for future
generations," said Christine Hobrough, region manager for U.S. Bank
branches in the Twin Cities.
LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is
a rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (www.usgbc.org).
To achieve LEED Gold certification, U.S. Bank incorporated
environmentally friendly specifications in its construction, including:
drought resistant landscaping;
low VOC emitting paints, sealants, adhesives and carpet;
programmable thermostats and occupancy sensors;
high solar reflective roofing material;
low flow plumbing fixtures and
"The GOLD certification is the direct result of our focus on this area
as we continuously evolve our business practices to reduce our
environmental impact, while creating opportunities for our customers,
employees, suppliers and communities to do the same," said Lisa O'Brien,
director of environmental affairs at U.S. Bank.
LEED certification is just one facet of U.S. Bank's overall
environmental sustainability commitment. The company has an
environmental sustainability policy that focuses on climate change,
internal business practices and overall stakeholder engagement. One of
the commitments within the policy is to build all new ground-up
facilities to LEED certification.
About U.S. Bancorp
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $282 billion in assets as of March 31,
2010, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial
bank in the United States. The company operates 3,025 banking offices in
24 states and 5,312 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking,
brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services
products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp
on the web at usbank.com.
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
Teri Charest, Media Relations, 612-303-0732