Member Story: ThermalWise

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When most of us think about ways we can be more environmentally friendly, we think about things like using reusable grocery bags, bringing a travel mug or water bottle, or not using plastic straws. While these small choices can add up to make a significant impact, they’re only part of the solution.

Physical spaces—like your home or office—can be big contributors to our overall carbon footprint. And that’s something that Jordan MacDonald and his business ThermalWise are hoping to change.

Jordan started ThermalWise after identifying the opportunity for both commercial and residential spaces to be more energy efficient. Working with new and existing buildings, ThermalWise identifies opportunities to make structural improvements with the overall goal of improving energy efficiency. That includes connecting home owners and businesses with rebate programs from organizations like Efficiency Nova Scotia and NB Power, as well as doing building assessments.

“Climate change is a significant and very real problem that we need to address immediately,” says Jordan. “Buildings are generally responsible for between 30–40% of our carbon footprint. For me, this is a relatively easy area to focus on to make meaningful change for our environment.”

ThermalWise has grown to include locations in Dartmouth, Fredericton, and a small satellite office in St. John’s.

And when it came to setting up business banking, Jordan had his mind made up about who he wanted to align with.

“We see ourselves as a for-purpose company and the idea of a credit union resonated with that philosophy. That’s why we started doing our banking there,” explains Jordan.

To learn more about how your business could benefit from banking with a credit union, find your local branch.