Green Suncoast

At Suncoast, our goal is to become more environmentally responsible members of the community. Over the past few years, we’ve become active in a number of different environmental efforts. Suncoast Credit Union is committed to neutralizing its impact on the environment.  

Suncoast Credit Union employees show a newly planted tree on Earth Day

Our first eco-friendly service center, East Fort Myers, features LED lighting throughout the building, high-efficiency windows and insulation, geothermal air conditioning and heating and 40-kilowatt solar power panels to offset electricity.

The branch is expected to use half the electricity of the credit union’s other branches of comparable size. The exterior is outfitted with drought-resistant landscaping and drip irrigation where possible.

Since that initial service center in 2013, Suncoast has continued to open additional eco-friendly buildings. We now operate 26 solar branches and 3 solar administrative facilities.

“Our mission is to improve our communities and members’ lives,” said Kevin Johnson, president and CEO of Suncoast Credit Union. “Through our commitment to neutralizing Suncoast’s impact on the environment we continue to make a positive difference in our local communities.”

Suncoast’s Solar-Powered Buildings

Our solar powered service centers are on average 80% more energy efficient than a standard service center, so they are good for business and good for our communities!

  • Belmont
  • Brooksville
  • Bushnell
  • East Fort Myers
  • Estero
  • Fletcher
  • Fort Myers Daniels Pkwy
  • Golden Gate
  • Hillsborough Ave
  • Immokalee
  • Land O Lakes
  • Lakeland
  • Naples Horseshoe
  • Pine Ridge
  • Plant City
  • Port Charlotte
  • Riverdale
  • Riverview
  • Ruskin
  • South Lakeland
  • South Naples
  • SW Cape Coral
  • Town-N-Country
  • Trinity
  • Wauchula
  • Zephyrhills

Solar Corporate Buildings:

  • Fort Myers Southern Training Center
  • Tampa Member Care Center
  • Tampa Administrative II Building

Solar Energy Leads to Major Savings

To see how much of a difference the solar energy makes, check out an electric bill from our Wauchula Service Center. Typically a branch this size would cost us about $2,800 for our monthly electric bill.


Suncoast Credit Union's Member Contact Center's Solar Panels

Doing Our Part 

Suncoast is involved in a number of other green initiatives to help do our part to help the environment.

EPS's Energy Star Program: Premier Member


To earn the ENERGY STAR, a commercial building or industrial plant must be independently verified to operate more efficiently than 75% of similar properties nationwide. ENERGY STAR certified buildings use an average of 35 percent less energy and are responsible for 35 percent less carbon dioxide emissions than typical buildings. That’s important, since commercial buildings and industrial plants are responsible for nearly half of the nation’s energy use and nearly half of its greenhouse gas emissions.
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Carbon Neutral and 100% Green Energy 

Suncoast partners with validated and registered green projects in Florida to purchase carbon offsets and renewable energy credits (RECs) as part of our carbon neutral and 100% green energy initiatives.
Department of Energy's Better Building Challenge Logo

Department of Energy's Better Building Challenge 

Partnering with the Better Buildings Challenge allows Suncoast associates and members to participate in energy-driven initiatives and strategies that are both environmentally responsible and resource-efficient.
Adopt a Highway

Adopt-A-Highway and Adopt-A-Road Program 

Suncoast partners with the Florida Department of Transportation to adopt four sections of roadways across the state. Since 2010, employees have volunteered over 500 hours and maintained almost 100 miles of Florida's highways.
shred days

Free Shred Days for Members 

Suncoast partners with Secure On-Site Shredding (SOS) to help members safely and securely discard documents containing sensitive or personal information. SOS recycles and repurposes 100% of all shredded material for new paper products.
100% recycled carpets

100% Recycled Carpet 

Suncoast is also proud to partner with Interface carpets. In 2016, Suncoast purchased 2,500 square yards of recycled carpet from Interface.
incandescent lights

Incandescent Lights

Suncoast changed from incandescent light bulbs to LED’s in the Member Care Center parking garage, saving us 25% per month in both energy and electricity.
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Arbor Day Foundation 

Suncoast Credit Union is thrilled to have helped the Arbor Day Foundation plant 60 million trees in our nation’s forests! We are proud to have been a part of this historic milestone.
Arbor Day Foundation
green cars

Eco Vehicle Loans

Suncoast can help you save on more than just gas if choosing an electric or hybrid vehicle. Our Eco Vehicle Loans feature special loan rates. We recognize the role hybrid vehicles play in our environmental efforts and we have incorporated them into our fleet of corporate vehicles.
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