The Nature Conservancy's headquarters in downtown Indianapolis is the bricks-and-mortar embodiment of the organization’s conservation mission. Construction was done using salvaged bricks, Indiana limestone and sustainably harvested Indiana hardwoods. The building features energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems. It also has beautiful street-level landscaping consisting of native trees and plants best adapted to our Indiana environment. Also adding to its sustainability, the building has low water-flow toilets that use recycled waste water and rainwater, and permeable parking surfaces to eliminate storm water run-off. The Nature Conservancy is designed to become the first LEED Platinum-level certified building in Indianapolis.
The Office of Sustainability is working with The Nature Conservancy to educate the public about LEED buildings and the LEED certification process. This page is dedicated to showing the entire process of the buildings creation, from construction through LEED certification.