KeyBank’s newest branch, slated to open in Avon on Monday, Jan. 28 was built with energy savings in mind.
The 3,900-square foot, freestanding branch, located at 36019 Detroit Road in Avon (on the corner of Detroit Road and SR 83) replaces a smaller branch that was located in the Avon Commons shopping plaza.
The new branch was built from the ground up for LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification, the third branch of its kind for Key in Northeast Ohio (and sixth in Ohio). Key’s offices at the Higbee Building and Key Tower in downtown Cleveland, as well as its Tiedemann Road building in Cleveland, all achieved LEED certification.
“Key is committed to constructing ‘sustainable’ buildings whenever possible,” Lisa Oliver, president of KeyBank’s Greater Cleveland District, said. “Our new Avon branch reflects that philosophy, with a focus on recycling, energy upgrades, conservation and indoor air quality.”
Some of the sustainability features of the Avon branch include:
- Energy efficient lighting and electrical equipment that meets the EPA’s Energy Star standards.
- 100 percent of the branch’s power needs come from renewable sources, such as wind, solar or biomass.
- The branch will use 30% less water than a standard branch building.
- Exterior LED lighting will save enough energy in one year to power 2.6 average U.S. homes.
- All paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants, carpeting and composite woods used to construct the branch are low emitting materials, providing clean and healthy indoor air.
The bank will still have all the bells and whistles of a free-standing branch including two drive-thru teller windows, 24-hour banking via a drive-thru ATM, safe deposit boxes, night deposit system for business banking clients and Saturday banking.
It will also offer a variety of banking services, including traditional retail banking, investment products, private banking, mortgage lending, small business banking and commercial banking.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Monday, Jan. 28 at 8:45 a.m. with Avon mayor Jim Smith and KeyBank officials.