RBC Wealth Management Minneapolis office receives first-ever LEED Gold certification



MINNEAPOLIS (June 25, 2024) — RBC Wealth Management, one of the nation’s largest full-service wealth management firms, announces its corporate office space in downtown Minneapolis has been awarded its first-ever LEED Gold certification, a prestigious recognition for excellence in sustainable building practices.

LEED, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence. Through design, construction and operations practices that improve environmental and human health, LEED-certified buildings are helping to make the world more sustainable.

Energy efficiency was top of mind when RBC Wealth Management designed its new U.S. headquarters, which opened in 2022. The new workspace features high efficiency plumbing to reduce potable water usage and maximizes natural daylight to cut down on energy consumption. When overhead lights are needed, they are 100 percent LED and designed to be 60 percent more efficient than the applicable energy code.

“RBC Wealth Management focused on creating workspaces that promote collaboration and employee well-being,” said Tammy Buchert, Chief Administrative Officer at RBC Wealth Management–U.S. “We also took care to consider our impact on community and natural resources.” RBC Wealth Management has been serving the Twin Cities community since 1909.

“Achieving LEED certification is more than just implementing sustainable practices. It represents a commitment to making the world a better place and influencing others to do better,” said Peter Templeton, president and CEO, USGBC. “Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role buildings play in that effort, RBC Wealth Management is creating a path forward through their LEED certification.”

The certificate process involved a comprehensive review of RBC Wealth Management’s downtown Minneapolis office space, with a focus on implementing best practices to reduce environmental impact and improve overall sustainability.

About RBC Wealth Management–U.S.
Founded in 1909, RBC Wealth Management delivers trusted advice and world-class wealth solutions to individuals, families and institutions. A subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), it is one of the largest full-service wealth management firms in the U.S., supporting the complex needs of high-net-worth and institutional clients by providing access to private banking, credit, investment management, asset management and other services. In the United States, RBC Wealth Management has $583 billion in total client assets with more than 2,100 financial advisors operating from 190 locations in 42 states. RBC Wealth Management, a division of RBC Capital Markets, LLC, registered investment adviser and Member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC. Learn more at rbcwm.com.

About the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to transforming how buildings and communities are designed, built and operated to create thriving, healthy, equitable and resilient places that advance human and environmental wellbeing. USGBC leads market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, an international network of local community leaders, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org and connect on X (formerly Twitter), Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Media contact
Megan Boldt, RBC Wealth Management, 612-371-6123, megan.boldt@rbc.com