Summit earned the environmental accolades by including a variety of green-friendly features, including carpeting made from recycling materials, paints with low or no volatile organic compounds, and HVAC and LED lighting systems with energy-efficient controls.
Designation to east-side project would go beyond building certification.
Plants atop the Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse are expected to cut costs in long run.
The house in the 1300 block of East Ninth Street is the first low-income home in the state to achieve platinum LEED certification.
City expects environmentally friendly overhaul of downtown headquarters to provide net savings of $250,000 per year.
Why should bamboo imported from Asia or steel made through intensive use of energy be consider greener than locally grown
trees? timber interests ask.
Work is on schedule for a new headquarters for The Nature Conservancy of Indiana, which includes a variety of first-in-Indianapolis
"green" features. Tour the building
through IBJ’s narrated slideshow.
Architectural and engineering firm Schmidt Associates Inc. and mechanical contractor Johnson Melloh Inc.
have partnered to form Energy Solutions by JMS, which will promote energy-savings programs to school
districts, libraries and units of local government throughout the state.
August Mack Environmental Inc. renovated the historic Lexington building in downtown Indianapolis with recycled components
and energy-efficient lighting.
Federal stimulus funds and greenhouse-gas legislation have the potential to spark a green version of the Gold Rush. Many Indiana
firms are retooling to sell products or services that are or might soon be in demand.
Three university projects, two of which contain green-building elements, dominated the most recent design awards presented
by the American Institute of Architects Indiana chapter. Of the four award winners, three involved college buildings: the
Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University, the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering at Purdue University, and
the Straw Bale Eco Center at Ball State University.
in an uncommon move among Indiana manufacturers typically more preoccupied with foreign competition and deteriorating margins,
Knauf Insulation is rebuilding its research and development facility, destroyed in a fire last year, to make it 30 percent
more energy-efficient than a conventional office building of its size.
Expensive suits and luxury cars are standard issue for most developers, but not for the owners of locally based Casa Verde
LLC. Three of four owners sport beards. They build only Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certified
projects. But don’t let the hippie image mask the company’s mission: Make green by building green.