Ent Credit Union begins construction on University Service Center at UCCS
This LEED designed building will be the first full-service financial institution on the university campus.
Ent Credit Union has begun construction of a freestanding service center at 4585 N. Nevada Ave., 80918, on the campus of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) on the northeast corner of Austin Bluffs Parkway and Nevada Avenue.
This new full-service center will incorporate state-of the-art technology to provide members with added convenience, including: self-service safe boxes, the ability to instantly issue debit cards, teller pods with teller cash recyclers to facilitate faster cash dispensing to members and Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs) in the center’s drive-up lanes.
In accordance with UCCS’s campus building standards, the service center has been designed to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold facility certification requirements. The facility will be constructed from renewable and recycled materials and will have maximized “daylighting,” with high performance glass for interior comfort and better views, as well as lighting fixtures with upgraded high output and low electrical use. For better thermal values and reduced demand on utilities, the building will have superior insulated walls, a geothermal mechanical system that uses the constant temperature of the earth to help with heating and cooling, as well as photovoltaic solar units on the roof.
Designed by Keys + Lauer architects, Ent’s University Service Center will have a modern design with brushed metal exterior elements similar to those at the Ent Center for the Arts, visually integrating the building with other campus facilities. The general contractor for the project is GH Phipps.
“We are pleased to continue our longstanding partnership and collaboration with UCCS,” said Chad Graves, Ent’s CEO. “As the official financial services provider for the university, Ent’s University Service Center will allow us to provide better service to students, faculty and the greater community who live and work near University Village.”
Ent anticipates the University Service Center will open in late summer 2018.
Founded in 1957, Ent Credit Union is a different kind of financial institution, committed to improving members’ financial quality of life and returning value through better rates and lower fees. Colorado’s leading credit union, Ent has more than $5.0 billion in assets, more than 300,000 members and 29 convenient service center locations along the Front Range. As a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union, Ent’s membership is open to businesses and individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Pueblo and Teller counties, as well as select communities in Weld and Adams counties. Ent is an Equal Housing and Equal Opportunity Lender, federally insured by the NCUA.