Credit Unions Embrace Energy Efficiency Investments

Wicked Winter Justifies Efficiency Upgrades

Credit Union Times, March 19, 2014

Severe winter weather this year has hit credit unions hard with higher energy costs.

However, the cooperatives can save significantly on energy costs by making wise investments in efficiency, said Melissa Malkin-Weber, sustainability director for the $646 million Self-Help Credit Union & Ventures Fund, both based in Durham, N.C.

“With rising energy prices and the environmental impact of using natural resources, we’ve been taking a broader, more systemic approach and looking for the best opportunities to conserve,” Malkin-Weber said.

In 2012, Self-Help implemented green facility initiatives that it predicts will save approximately $92,000 each year, she said.

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