Thursday, May 5, 2011

First Green Bank of Eustis to Open New LEED Platinum-registered Headquarters in Mount Dora, FL by end of June

EUSTIS, FL.  – First Green Bank, one of the first banks of its kind in the U.S. to focus on positive environmental and social responsibility while operating as a traditional community bank, will open its new headquarters in June at 18251 U.S. 441 in Mount Dora (top left rendering).

The new headquarters is being built to the highest standards of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, seeking a LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Kenneth E. LaRoe, (lower right photo) chairman and chief executive officer of First Green Bank, said the new 11,000+ square foot facility aspires to be only the second privately-owned building in Florida certified with the LEED Platinum Certification, and the only bank denoted as such.

Schmid Construction of Clermont is general contractor for the new facility.

First Green Bank, which opened facilities in Eustis and Clermont in February 2009, has been profitable since October 2010, LaRoe said.

Currently, First Green Bank reports assets valued at more than $133 million.

For more information about this press release, contact:  
Kenneth E. LaRoe, Chairman and CEO, LEED® AP, First GREEN Bank, 352-483-9100,
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications 407-644-4142 or 407-461-3780,

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