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Vons Credit Union Receives Prestigious Energy Conservation Awards

By Ken Rausch

El Monte

Vons Credit Union announced that its El Monte Corporate Office is the recipient of the “Battle of the Buildings” competition sponsored by the EPA’s Energy Star National Building Competition.  The competition featured over 3,000 teams from across the country.

Vons Credit Union reduced its energy use by 26.7% and deterred 23 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the previous year.  “EPA’s Energy Star National Building Competition helped us save energy, cut our utility bills, and protect the climate,” said Steve Weakley, CEO of Vons Credit Union. “We are excited by the enthusiasm and commitment of our team here at Vons Credit Union and look forward to seeing more saving in the future from our efforts.”

Adding to Vons’ commitment to the community and environment, in July of 2012, Vons was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is a leading rating system for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy efficient and high-performing building, and verifies environmental performance, occupant health and financial return.

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