As if preparing for a triathlon, New Resource Bank's quest for energy agility has resulted in an exhaustive plan that's enrolled executives, employees, customers, equipment, hardware and software in a green fitness club.
"We went to our vendors and providers and found out what they would recommend, to find out what's going on in the market in terms of energy reduction. They were a bit caught off guard. Most service providers aren't used to being approached for that purpose," says Robert Kluba, IT director of the $167 million-asset bank. Kluba says the result of that polling and other internal research led to a master green IT strategy for 2010 that touches practically every facet of the bank's operations. "We came up with the list of things we can do to make our business more sustainable."