'Brownfields' Site Is New CULocation

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DULUTH, Minn. - (08/02/04) -- Members Cooperative CU will dedicateits newest branch here Monday, an environmentally friendly facilitybuilt on a former hazardous waste site. The structure was built ona former brownfields site that once was an industrial oildistribution facility. Oil and fuel were in the soil andunderground tanks had to be removed. The $3.2 million, 16,000square-foot building was designed to use 54% less energy thansimilar commercial buildings of the same size. Skylights flood theinterior with natural light and light sensors minimize the use ofartificial light. Each office has its own thermostat fortemperature control.

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