TD Bank opened its 1st net-zero energy bank location within the United States in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Friday.

The U.S. Department of Energy defines a net-zero energy constructing as a residential or commercial building that creates in a year a minimum of as a lot renewable power as the total energy it uses.

In accordance with the DOE, a net-zero constructing has two crucial attributes: The constructing is constructed with energy-efficient technologies that drastically minimize its energy demand; and renewable energy sources, such as solar panels, provide a minimum of as much energy because the creating utilizes over the course of a year.

The new TD Bank shop will call for roughly 97,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a year to operate, but its 400 solar panels will generate a minimum of 100,000 kWh a year on internet site.
Only eight buildings
within the nation are registered as NZEBs with all the DOE. TD will be the very first to register a net-zero energy commercial bank.