Premier Bank Commits to Renewable Energy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Premier Bank is reducing its impact on climate change by using renewable energy for most of its offices. 

“We strive to make good decisions for our business, employees and the planet,” said Gary Small, president and CEO, in a statement. “We’ve made the decision to green our energy usage. Premier Bank will now power our locations with renewable electricity and carbon neutral natural gas.” 

Green electricity is generated using renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and hydropower. Carbon-neutral natural gas uses what are called “carbon offsets” to counteract the greenhouse gas emissions produced when operating. Carbon offsets are created by projects that reduce, avoid or destroy greenhouse gases. 

Premier Bank’s total sourcing of renewable electricity this year will be more than 6 million kilowatt hours for its operations. 

“By driving clean energy solutions in our facilities, we are helping to develop a more sustainable energy ecosystem to transform our communities in which we live and work,” Small said. 

Premier Bank, headquartered in Youngstown, operates 75 branches and 12 loan offices in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia (West Virginia office operates as Home Savings Bank) and serves clients through a team of wealth professionals dedicated to each community banking branch.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.