PNC Bank Branch Offices in Southeast Wisconsin
Pittsburgh-based PNC Bank (which also acquired National City Bank) is expanding throughout southeastern Wisconsin. R.A. Smith National is providing peer review, site studies and preliminary site plans, as well as site design in some cases, for several new locations. Sites for which R.A. Smith National is providing services include Glendale, Whitefish Bay, Mequon, Shorewood, West Bend, and two sites in Brookfield.
R.A.Smith National’s Tarentum (Pittsburgh) office has previously provided site engineering and surveying services to PNC Bank for several branches throughout western Pennsylvania.
PNC is focused on creating energy-efficient, sustainable buildings with a modern architectural style, as evidenced by the branch offices they have built in the eastern United States. Some of the sustainable aspects of their facilities include super-insulated, three-inch thick windows, smart building energy controls, heat blocking shades, pre-fabricated wall panels built off site, and more. PNC Bank strives to attain LEED certification on all of their new buildings, including those planned for southeastern Wisconsin.
In the role of site engineers, R.A. Smith National will work with PNC to incorporate sustainable design aspects that fit each particular site, while advancing PNC’s goal of achieving LEED certification.
PNC Bank is the first major U.S. bank to apply green building standards to all new branches. They also have more newly constructed certified green buildings than any other company in the world. Interestingly, more than 50 percent of the construction materials used in PNC Bank’s green buildings are locally manufactured or made from recycled or green materials—from the structural steel to the carpeting and fabrics throughout the building. PNC Bank has more than 2,400 branches in 15 states and the District of Columbia. Since 2002 PNC has opened more than 70 Green Branch® locations.