Even before the era of Energy Star, we were focused on efficient, green building practices. The freestanding M&T Bank branch in Middletown, New York, which was built in 2003, is an example of our earlier environmentally conscious construction. It demonstrates that energy saving technology and aesthetically pleasing architecture can coexist in a commercial property application. The brick and stucco design features high performance glass, advanced HVAC, extra insulation, and high-efficiency lighting. Because the space serves as a bank, more complex construction requirements included a vault with safe deposit boxes, dual lane drive-up teller islands, ATM machine, and commercial lending offices.