SAN FRANCISCO, March 13, 2012 - Varsity Technologies is an information technology consulting firm that serves clients in the education and nonprofit sectors, with a focus on designing sustainable IT solutions. With plans underway for a new office move, CEO and founder of Varsity Technologies, Patrick Ciccarelli, had specific criteria in mind for designing a new space that would be functional, sustainable, and inspiring. New Resource Bank provided the support Varsity needed for their move and office expansion, in which sustainable construction was a major area of focus. This allowed Varsity to better align their goals and vision as a sustainable organization with a more sustainable work environment.
NRB aligns with Varsity’s vision
"New Resource Bank was the perfect fit for us," said Ciccarelli. "Their focus on sustainability was aligned with our values and goals as an organization."
In designing their new office, Varsity wanted to create a collaborative and energizing work environment, while still meeting Title 24 energy efficiency requirements. To create a space that was warm and welcoming, they integrated elements of the outdoors into their office. Rather than blocking the wall of windows that borders the space with private offices, they opened it up to allow sunlight to pour in, and allow sweeping views of the San Francisco skyline. Other highlights of their new space include cork flooring and sustainable carpet throughout, LED and CFL lights which help to conserve energy and soften the look and feel of the office, Energy Star appliances, cradle to cradle sourcing of furniture (materials made from recycled content that can be recycled), and reclaimed wood details. Employees can also more easily commute to work on bikes or using public transportation, or make use of car-sharing services housed within the building.
Said Ciccarelli, "New Resource Bank has been an invaluable partner and resource for us in our continued growth as a sustainable business. Now we can truly lead by example to show what effective sustainable solutions can do for an organization.”
Gary Groff, the New Resource Bank account officer, said “We’re glad to help Varsity Technologies realize their goal of moving into a planet and employee friendly space that reflects their commitment to sustainability. “
Varsity helps nonprofits and schools with sustainable IT solutions
NRB also provided initial funding for Varsity to bring sustainable IT solutions to their clients. Some of these solutions include server virtualization, digital signage, unified communications, and cloud services.
Through their partnership with NRB, Varsity Technologies was able to expand the work they do with schools and nonprofits to provide quality, innovative, affordable, and sustainable IT solutions.
About New Resource Bank
New Resource Bank (www.newresourcebank.com) is the premier bank for people who are leading the way to a more sustainable world. We match an entrepreneurial spirit with a dedication to achieving environmental and social as well as financial returns. Our mission is to advance sustainability with everything we do—the loans we make, the way we operate and our commitment to putting deposits to work for good.