People, Planet, Prosperity – Living our values

Civic Federal Credit Union building on Wake Forest road in Raleigh, North Carolina

 

The Civic headquarters on Wake Forest Road in Raleigh is certified Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold® by the U.S. Green Building Council.®

LEED is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance, and operations of high-performance green buildings. The certification process is a credit-based system that awards points for environmentally friendly construction practices and building use. Civic and LGFCU partnered with architectural firm Gensler, which has offices in Raleigh, to design the building.

In achieving LEED Gold certification, we took great care to create and maintain a highly energy-efficient building, taking steps to reduce water usage and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Other factors are considered as well, before awarding this prestigious environmentally friendly status.

“LEED-certified buildings like ours save members money by reducing our building operating costs,” says Board Director David Dear. “It also promotes renewable, clean energy for the environment overall, and adds to the beautification of the area. We are proud to have a building that reflects our commitment to sustainability.”

LEED is transforming the way people think about buildings and communities around the world. To learn more about LEED certification, visit the U.S. Green Building Council.

It takes a village

It takes a village! That was a recurring sentiment at our first-quarter Partnership Meeting, hosted this week at the Civic Conference Center in downtown Raleigh. Read on for highlights! 

First official branch location - Asheville

We’ve secured our first official branch location, (aside from our headquarters in Raleigh), in Asheville at 275 Smokey Park Highway. With plans for more branches, these interactive centers prioritize guiding members in technology use for business, fostering digital comfort, and enabling cash deposits. We are close to announcing the next ones, so stay tuned!

Local Connect - Smithfield

We were recently in Smithfield meeting with members and community leaders to continue discussing our June 2025 transition to serving our members independent of the SECU branch network. We were glad to host a diverse group of invested credit union and community members.

Keep me posted!