PNC Bank will open a new energy efficient branch in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in the first quarter of 2013.

The branch will exceed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification and will use 50% less energy than a typical branch, PNC Bank, a unit of PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), said Monday.

PNC has 118 newly constructed LEED certified buildings. The Fort Lauderdale branch will feature green technology such as more than 200 solar panels, a fitness path for the public, paving designed to reduce rainwater runoff, high-efficiency LED lights and Energy Star appliances.

The bank worked with Gensler, a global design firm, and the Department of Energy as part of the department's Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building Initiative.