People’s United Bank

South Village Green


Bread Loaf was retained by People’s United Bank to design and construct their new 12,000 square foot office and bank building in Middlebury, Vermont. The two-story brick structure has stone details, natural wood accents and a copper roof. The scale of the design and materials used addresses both the character of the residential structures along Court Street and the commercial and civic buildings of the village.

Reflecting a shared commitment to community and social responsibility, People’s United Bank and Bread Loaf worked together to obtain LEED™ Certification for the project’s environmental design features.

Green Building/Sustainable Design

  • LEED™ Certification achieved
  • Removal of hazardous materials and reclamation of previously developed site
  • Adjacent to residential zone, basic services and with pedestrian access to site
  • Bike racks and preferred parking for fuel efficient vehicles
  • Well-insulated and air sealed building envelope which utilizes SIPs panels as backup for brick veneer and roof
  • Daylighting provided by skylights and window systems
  • Views to outdoor environment provided for 90% of occupied spaces
  • Low or no VOC emitting interior finishes
  • Use of recycled and local materials
  • Overall building energy efficiency and building performance rating
  • Zero use of CFC’s
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Water conserving plumbing fixtures
  • Commissioning of building systems
  • Stormwater management plan
  • Indoor air quality management plan during construction and building flush-out before occupancy
  • Construction waste management plan to recycle or salvage for reuse construction waste generated on-site