By Grey Lee

LEED® Gold Certification Awarded To PeoplesBank Northampton Office

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (May 5, 2015) – Earth Day week was an appropriate time for PeoplesBank to announce its third LEED certified office. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently certified the PeoplesBank Northampton office as LEED Gold.

This green building joins the PeoplesBank LEED Silver certified office at 1051 St. James Ave. in Springfield, which also was recognized with the City’s first GreenSeal Award, and their LEED Gold certified West Springfield office. Pictured, Left to Right: Mayor David J. Narkewicz; Stacy A. Sutton, First Vice President PeoplesBank; Douglas A. Bowen, President & CEO PeoplesBank; Ludmilla D. Pavlova-Gillham, Founder & Past Chair USGBC Massachusetts Chapter – West Branch; Susan B. Wilson, First Vice President PeoplesBank; and Grey Lee, Executive Director USGBC Massachusetts.


About: PeoplesBank is a leader in innovation, corporate responsibility, environmental sustainability, and employee engagement. Our three LEED® certified offices are environmentally friendly, and we have financed more than $70 million in wind, hydroelectric, and solar energy projects.


As the largest community bank in the market, we have a unique ability to help the communities we serve through volunteer efforts and millions of dollars in donations to charitable and civic causes. Our associates devote an average of 6,000 hours to volunteer work each year, and 48 of the bank’s officers serve on the board of directors and committees of 115 area nonprofit organizations.

PeoplesBank – “a passion for what is possible”


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