TD Bank’s branch in Princeton has been given a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design designation by the U.S. Green Building Council, marking TD Bank’s 200th branch in the U.S. to receive the status.
The LEED certification is USGBC's rating system to evaluate the environmental performance of buildings and encourage market transformation towards sustainable design and operations. LEED evaluates buildings for their overall environmental performance in six areas: sustainable sites, water use, energy efficiency, materials and resource use, indoor environmental quality, and innovation and design.
The LEED-certified branches of the bank feature solar panels on drive-thru canopies; counters, carpets, furnishings and other products made with recycled materials; and paint with low volatile organic compounds, sealants and furnishings. They also utilize green cleaning products and protocols. Some of the stores also offer electric vehicle charging stations.
"TD's continuing focus on expanding our number of LEED-certified stores reflects our commitment to a more vibrant planet with green buildings and operations that conserve energy and natural resources to reduce our carbon footprint in the communities that we serve," said Jacquelynn Henke, sustainability and innovation director at TD Bank.