A peek at the future: Nature Conservancy's 'green' HQ

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Work is on schedule for a new headquarters for The Nature Conservancy of indiana. The building along Ohio Street is on track for the highest level of LEED certification for a variety of first-in-Indianapolis "green" features. Tour the building through IBJ's narrated slideshow.


  • Wind turbines
    Those VAWT Wind Turbines are going to be shut off within a month of the building opening.

    Placing any wind turbine on top of or next to the a building is a BAD idea for the following reasons:

    --Noise, they get on the nerves of the occupants;

    --Turbulence, which shortens the lifespan of the device;

    --The turbine is placed too low, and therefore will have less wind;

    -- Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT) are much less efficient than their horizontal counterparts.

    Other than that the building is rather cool!
  • thanks
    Thanks Cory, great update.

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