Monday, November 1, 2010


Troy, NY, November 1, 2010 – A ribbon cutting ceremony and reception for Hudson River Community Credit Union’s (HRCCU) new “green” branch will be held at the site at 40 Leversee Road, Troy, on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. The 1,620 square foot branch is an energy-efficient, environmentally friendly design by Architect Dave Sadowsky, RA, LEED, AP, and features solar collectors to produce on site electricity, special roof shingles to act as a “heat island effect”, LED lighting, water saving fixtures as well as extensive use of salvaged materials and recycled products to build and furnish the branch. F.H. Alexander, Ballston Lake, NY, was contracted to build the office.

“We are extremely excited to open this new branch to better serve our members and improve the environment in the communities we serve,” says Susan Commanda, HRCCU CEO. “By using less energy and water, we’ll reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to a healthier environment for residents resulting in a better quality of life.”

“I am proud to be part of this green initiative,” says Dave Sadowsky, architect for the project. “Hudson River Community Credit Union’s new Troy branch is one of the first financial institutions in NYS on track to receive a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver certifi cation.” LEED® is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

The grand opening will not only showcase the energy-efficient facility and services that the new branch will bring to the community but will also include special offers and giveaways. In addition, visitors to the new branch can enjoy a complimentary coffee or beverage in an eco-friendly environment! The facility features two drive thru lanes, a 24/7 drive thru ATM with depository and convenient parking.

As part of the Troy branch grand opening celebration, HRCCU will be conducting a Matching Gift Program to benefit the Unity House of Troy. From November 10 thru December 31, 2010, HRCCU will match donations received at the new branch up to $2,500 to benefit this community organization which is committed to serving and empowering people in need.

For more information about HRCCU’s grand opening, please visit our website at or call 518-654-9028.