There is a great misconception that building sustainably is not cost effective. That protecting the environment means hurting your bottom line. But this just isn’t true.
As a federally chartered credit union, we are mandated to promote careful spending and to provide credit for assets that will produce income and improve cash flow. Our highest calling is to be good stewards for our more than 200,000 members. And we believe that being good stewards of our financial resources and good stewards of our environmental resources go hand-in-hand.
We anticipate the investment we are making in the sustainable building design and construction of this headquarters will result in a positive return on investment in 13 years or sooner, making this the right design for our members, for the community and for the environment.