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July 2013 Kudos

First Bank & Trust has earned a gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) certification for its 3,600-square-foot, eco-friendly branch at 4007 Dempster. This certification by the U.S. Green Building Council under its leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program identifies and rewards the best practices for buildings energy, water and natural resource performance.

First Bank & Trust Corporate Secretary and Administrative Officer Joan Yohanan says, “The building site is a brown field redevelopment, which required the bank to clean up contaminated soil left by a gas station. The bank also successfully orchestrated the efforts of five utility companies to relocate a block of utility poles to widen the alley for Skokie business and residential use.”

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