Submitted by Fifth Third Bancorp
July 22, 2022 /CSRwire/ - With a nearly 30% reduction in energy use, Fifth Third’s Brownstown Township Financial Center in Michigan was named a 2021 Biggest Loser in the financial institution category of Michigan Battle of the Buildings competition hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan. The award was announced at the 2022 Michigan Energy Summit on June 15.
Over 1,500 buildings competed against each other in 2021 in this “Biggest Loser”-styled energy competition. The competitors worked to reduce their energy usage in various ways. There were 11 categories in which the buildings all competed based on building type.
“Fifth Third is committed to environmental leadership in the financial services sector and to leading the transition to a sustainable future,” said David Girodat, regional president, Fifth Third Bank, Eastern Michigan. “We are pleased that our Brownstown Township Financial Center was recognized for its proactive energy conservation efforts at the Michigan Energy Summit.”
Fifth Third’s Brownstown Township Financial Center installed a base building management system (BMS) to remotely program and monitor the building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for efficient operations, compliance with Fifth Third Bank standards and real-time equipment alarming when not operating properly. The financial center also identified issues with exterior lights remaining on during the day and replaced parking lot pole lights to LED from the high wattage metal halide bulbs.
Fifth Third’s Operational Sustainability Director Jeremy Faust said, “This recognition is a testament to the hard work of our enterprise workplace services team to improve sustainability in all of our operations, including at the local financial center level. It also points to the hard work of property managers in Michigan who proactively identified areas for improvement and took immediate steps to improve efficiencies.”
Fifth Third Bank was awarded as a 2021 biggest loser at the 8th Annual Michigan Energy Summit on June 15, 2022. The full day event was held at the LEED-certified City Flats Hotel and included breakout sessions, walking tours and exhibitions from some of the city’s leading energy professionals.
For more information about the 2022 Michigan Energy Summit, please visit https://michiganbattleofthebuildings.org/mes2022/
About Michigan Battle of the Buildings
Michigan Battle of the Buildings has been a program of the U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan since 2014. It is the only statewide “biggest-loser”-styled energy competition in the country. In 2021, the competitors saved $33.5 million in energy costs, putting that money back into their businesses and the local economy. For more information on the program, please visit https://michiganbattleofthebuildings.org/
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, National Association, a federally chartered institution. As of Dec. 31, 2021, Fifth Third had $211 billion in assets and operated 1,117 full-service banking centers and 2,322 ATMs with Fifth Third branding in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to approximately 54,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Wealth & Asset Management. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Deposit and Credit products are offered by Fifth Third Bank, National Association. Member FDIC.
Fifth Third’s Purpose is to improve lives and the well-being of its communities by being the One Bank people most value and trust. The Company believes in doing well by doing good and delivering long-term sustainable value to all its stakeholders. Fifth Third is focused on five environmental, social and governance priorities: keeping the customer at the center, demonstrating its commitment to employees, strengthening its communities, promoting inclusion and diversity, and addressing climate change.
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