NSB Operations Center

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Clients Location

Berlin, VT


20,800 sf

Category Sustainability Features
  • •PV solar panels

  • •High performance building envelope

  • •Triple glazed windows

  • •LED lighting

Energy Use Itensity

Baseline: 77 kBtu/ft2/yr
Target: 41.58 kBtu/ft2/yr

  • AGC Best Builders – Award for Specialty New Construction

  • Efficiency Vermont Design Award

Consultants Photographers
  • Gary Hall Photography

A New Home for a Vermont Bank

Northfield Savings Bank was founded in a small town in Central Vermont in 1967.  Having expanded and outgrown their original operations center, NSB was looking for a new place to call home.

One of the main criteria was a functional and flexible work environment for a banking institution’s central operations.  The program included offices for human resources, marketing, accounting, credit administration, loan and deposit operations, consumer lending, and training, as well as a data and IT center and a call center. 

A site was selected close to the interstate to better service their expanded business area and also to allow easier access for their employees.  Much attention was paid to detailing an energy efficient facility.  Some of the efficiency measures include a high performance building envelope, triple glazed windows, LED lighting, and PV panels to provide solar power.  The building is expected to use at least 50% less energy than the same building built to minimum code standards.