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First Niagara Financial Group has finished renovations and efficiency improvements at its administrative center, at 6950 S. Transit Road in Lockport.

The project took a year to complete, covering 66,000 square feet of space and improving the efficiency and utilization of the building by 30 percent.

The upgrades included water-efficient fixtures that are expected to reduce water usage by 776,000 gallons per year; energy-efficient light fixtures; and a heating, ventilation, air conditioning system that will reduce energy consumption.

First Niagara declined to say how much the renovations cost or how many of its employees work there; it did say the renovated building has space for 587 employees. The Buffalo-based bank is targeting LEED Silver certification with the project.

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