Did you know that Indianapolis is a leader in the development of innovative “green” technology for public buildings and facilities? SustainIndy is a bold and innovative enterprise introduced by Mayor Ballard to make Indianapolis more sustainable and environmentally-friendly. SustainIndy is aimed at delivering long term cost savings to tax payers and improving our local environment.
SustainIndy is also focused on improving the quality of life for citizens while building our local economy. Its efforts are designed to aggressively move Indianapolis forward to make it one of the most sustainable cities in the Midwest. Sustainability means using best practices to create lasting environmental, economic and community vitality – enhancing our quality of life now and ensuring that future generations of Indianapolis residents have an equally good quality of life.
- The Indianapolis Green Building Incentive Program, an incentive for property owners and developers to renovate and/or construct buildings in a sustainable manner
- IndyConnect, Central Indiana’s transportation Initiative, an unprecedented collaboration of private industry and public entities working toward a defined regional transportation future
- The 2012 Super Bowl 1st and Green Environmental Challenge.
Join the 1st and Green Environmental Challenge
1st & Green challenges local-area residents to become active participants in making a difference in offsetting carbon and saving water. In addition to tracking all of the statistics related to carbon and water, 1st & Green will also educate you on environmental issues affecting Indiana by providing tips that help you make a difference every day. So far, the program has helped offset 301,209 pounds of carbon, and conserved over 500,000 gallons of water. For more information or to join the challenge, visit www.1standgreen.com.
Additionally, members of “2012 Trees” have already planted 902 trees throughout the Indy area, well on the way to their goal. Go here, 2,102 Trees By 20122, to sign up for progress updates and details on upcoming planting events.
In the next installment, we’ll tell you about one of the exciting new SustainIndy building projects underway, the $6.6 million HealthNet People’s Health & Dental Center under construction on Indianapolis’ near eastside.
We here at Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning want to offer our congratulations to Mayor Ballard and everyone involved in these important, insightful programs to help make Indianapolis and all of Central Indiana a great place to live, now and in the future..
For information about how you can get involved by making your home more environmentally-friendly, call (317) 639-1111, or visit www.CallThiele.com.