ALBANY, N.Y.—M&T Bank has opened a new, energy-efficient 2,400-square-foot retail branch in the Hamilton Square shopping center on Western Avenue in Guilderland.
The new branch, constructed by Latham-based Bette & Cring, LLC, includes a number of energy-reducing features to make it a more comfortable place for customers to bank and employees to work, including:
- Natural light used extensively through large perimeter windows with exterior screening. All windows contain low-e (low emissivity) coatings to reduce solar heat gain.
- The building’s exterior contains a composite insulated panel system with up to 70 percent recycled content and insulated back-up walls.
- Interior lighting includes energy-efficient fluorescent and ceramic metal halide lamps.
- Heating is provided by an energy-efficient gas unit, and electric heat pump for cooling.
“This redevelopment project is part of M&T Bank’s continued investment in our local communities and ongoing effort to provide great bank branches for both business and retail customers in Albany,” said M&T Bank Albany Regional President Mike Keegan. “Having served Guilderland for decades, we hope this new branch demonstrates our long-term commitment to our customers and the community.”
M&T Bank relocated from its decades-old building at 2080 Western Ave. The new branch in Hamilton Square is adjacent to the old M&T branch. Senior Branch Manager Keith Atlas and his entire team now serve customers at the new branch, which is fully-equipped with traditional features, including a drive-up lane, an ATM, safe deposit boxes and a night depository.
Customers can visit M&T’s new location from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
About M&T Bank
M&T Bank was founded in Buffalo, New York in 1856, and is one of the top 20 independent commercial bank holding companies in the U.S., with $84 billion in assets and more than 725 branch offices in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. M&T operates a regional headquarters on Great Oaks Boulevard in Albany, which provides management and administrative support for all bank business lines in the Capital District and Hudson Valley. For more information, visit www.mtb.com.
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