FRMCU Pledges $15K to Bristol
On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, Fall River Municipal Credit Union President and Chief Executive Officer Matthew Schondek, Director David Machado, Clerk of the Board Santi DiRuzza, Treasurer of the Board Mildred Shaughnessy and Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Steven Haight presented Bristol Community College President Laura L. Douglas, Ph.D. with a check as part of Fall River Municipal Credit Union’s $15,000 pledge in support of the John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building, on the Bristol Fall River Campus, where a balcony outside of an innovative conference room is named in honor of Fall River Municipal Credit Union’s generous support.
“The Fall River Municipal Credit Union is proud to partner with Bristol Community College to bring student dreams within reach. We are pleased to support this state-of-the-art facility and play a role in strengthening the Southcoast region with a well-educated workforce,” said Matthew Schondek, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fall River Municipal Credit Union.
As the first building of its kind in the Northeast, the LEED* Platinum rated, 46,000+ square foot John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building boasts the latest and most advanced technological resources available to educate Bristol’s students in the high-demand fields of nursing, dental hygiene and life sciences.
The building, designed by Sasaki Associates, features a campus-scale photovoltaic system which allows the building to use less than 20 percent of photovoltaic (conversion of light to electricity) production, along with an air source-ground source heating and cooling system, which allows the building to move away from fossil fuel usage. Other sustainable building elements include solar hot water production, efficient LED lighting, and filtered ductless fume hoods, which allow the building to utilize recirculated and reheated air.
*LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The LEED, green-building certification program rates building projects on their building strategies and practices using a point system to earn a rating. Platinum is the highest possible rating that can be achieved through LEED certification.