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2009 Sustainability Awards

The Indianapolis Sustainability Awards are designed to inspire innovation, showcase impact, reward leadership and promote education around the principles of sustainability.

Nearly 70 applications were submitted and three finalists in each of the five categories were chosen. Presented by the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability, McKinney Family Foundation and the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, a luncheon emceed by Sara Snow was held February 9th to recognize the 2009 winners.

Five awards were given to honor excellence in each of the following categories:

Air

Winner

Idle/Emission Reduction Project - Celadon Trucking Services, Inc. Celadon 
A trucking and logistics services company serving North America, developed a comprehensive and innovative program to improve fuel efficiency, reduce air emissions, and educate employees on the importance of improving environmental performance and sustainability.

Application (.zip)

Finalists

Alternative Fueled Lawn Equipment - Eli Lilly, Jones Lang LaSalle Kite, The Brickman Group

Application (.zip)

Metals Recovery System - Covanta Indianapolis, Inc. Application (.zip)

Applicants

2012 Trees by 2012 Super Bowl - Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

Application (.zip)

Mycarbonpledge.com - Indianapolis Zoo 
Application (.zip)
 

Potassium Cyanide and Copper Cyanide Elimanation - Allison Transmission, Inc.
Application (.zip)

Vehicle Replacement and Policies - Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo)

Application (.zip)

Land

Winner

14-acre Natural Area Restoration - Daubenspeck Community Nature Park
This project involved rescuing a 14-acre piece of land in Washington Township and transforming it from a vacant lot into a natural wildlife habitat used as both a nature preserve and an educational facility.

Application (.zip)

Finalists

Big City Farms - Matthew Jose

Application (.zip)

Greening the Crossroads - A Green Infrastructure Vision for Central Indiana - Central Indiana Land Trust

Application (.zip)

Applicants

Shadeland Ave. and E. Washington St. Cloverleaf Restoration - Patricia Brown

Application (.zip)

Tree Planting - St. Luke's United Methodist Church
Application (.zip)

Eli Lilly - Sustainability Garden - Eli Lilly, Jones Lang LaSalle Kite, the Etica Group

Application (.zip)

A panel discussion entitled "Getting to Sustainability: Building and redefining a thriving geolocal oikumene." - Campaign for Sustainable Economics
Application (.zip)

Brightpoint Week of Caring - Brightpoint Week of Caring
Application (.zip)

Water

Winner

Efroymson Conservation Center's Storm Water Management System - The Nature Conservancy, Indiana
The Nature Conservancy's new state headquarters building located downtown Indianapolis includes an innovative storm water management system designed to capture and control 100 percent of the storm water that falls upon the site. The comprehensive system includes both intensive and extensive green roof systems covering 8,000 square feet of the building's roof, native landscaping covering about one-third of the site, a bio-retention system and permeable pavers.

Application (.zip)

Finalists

Chiller Plant Reclamation System - Roche Diagnostics Roche

Application (.zip)

Indianapolis Cultural Trail - Rundell Ernstberger Associates

Application (.zip)

Applicants

Greening of Massachusetts Avenue - Schmidt Associates

Application (.zip)

Binford Boulevard Bio-Swale - Binford Redevelopment and Growth, and KIB
Application (.zip)

86th Street McDonald's Rain Garden - Outside Services, Inc.
Application (.zip)

Eli Lilly - Irrigation System upgrade - Eli Lilly/ Jones Lanf LaSalle Kite/ The Brickman Group
Application (.zip)

Christian Park Salamander Rain Garden - John Trypus, Black & Veatch Corporation
Application (.zip)

Rainwater Harvesting - Cool Ponds
Application (.zip)

Intermodal Facility Project Rain Garden and Plaza - The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Application (.zip)

Rain Garden - Indianapolis Museum of Art
Application (.zip)

Crooked Creek Rain Garden Project - American Society of Civul Engineers
Application (.zip)

3 Mass condominiums - Keystone Construction / Schmidt Architects
Application (.zip)

Indianapolis Cultural Trail - Rundell Ernstberger Associates
Application (.zip)

Energy

Winner

Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Science Expansion - Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf
The expansion of Butler's College of Pharmacy and Health Science includes many energy efficiency and conservation measures, including a KONE EcoSpace elevator that uses a permanent magnet, gearless motor.

Application (.zip)

Finalists

2009 Electrical Reduction - Redcats USA

Application (.zip)

IndyGo Capital & Operation Upgrade - Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation.

Application (.zip)

Applicants

Greening Our Operations - Endangered Species Chocolate

Application (.zip)

Plaza Park Parking Garage - Denison Parking/ECO Parking Lights/Walker Parking
Application (.zip)

Indiana Recycling Coalition's Green Gala - Indiana Recycling Coalition, Inc.
Application (.zip)

Energy Saving Signage - LB&A Sign Management
Application (.zip)

Indianapolis Green Congregations - Indianapolis Green Congregations
Application (.zip)

Gene Glick Family Support Center - Children's Bureau, Inc. and Schmidt Associates
Application (.zip)

Lighting Controls - Roche Diagnostics
Application (.zip)

Cross Functional Energy Team - Simon Property Group
Application (.zip)

Solar Panel Array and White TPO roof - Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown
Application (.zip)

Renewable Energy Living Lab - ME462 Capstone Design Project
Application (.zip)

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Winner

Rush Hour Recycling - Green Piece Indy
Rush Hour Recycling provides an opportunity for people all around Indianapolis to recycle their old electronics and cardboard during the morning commute. Green Piece Indy collected more than 50 tons of electronics and cardboard from commuters during 10 Rush Hour Recycling events in 2009.

Application (.zip)

Finalists

Broad Ripple Village Recycling Program - Green Broad Ripple, Inc.

Application (.zip)
Comprehensive Recycling Program - Indianapolis Zoo.
Application (.zip)

Applicants

Lawrence Village at the Fort - Fort Harrison Reuse Authority

Application (.zip)

Aluminum Cans for Education - Schaffer Recycling
Application (.zip)

Chancellor A. Keesling Community Recycling Center - Workforce, Inc.
Application (.zip)

IN/KY/WV"Go Green" - IKON Office Solutions
Application (.zip)

Recycling for NeighborWoods - The Kroger Company, Abitibi Bowater, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
Application (.zip)

Waste: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle - Peerless Pump Company
Application (.zip)

Phi Delta Theta, Indiana Gamma Chapter at Butler University - Peterson Architecture
Application (.zip)

River Crossing - Urban Design, Franklin Street Properties and Gibralter Management
Application (.zip)

Eli Lilly - Landscaping Waste Management - Eli Lilly/ Jones Land LaSalle Kite/ The Brickman Group
Application (.zip)

Metals Recovery System - Covanta Indianapolis, Inc.
Application (.zip)

Single-Stream Recycling (Materials Recovery Facility) - Republic Services of Indiana
Application (.zip)

Campus Recycling - Roche Diagnostics
Application (.zip)

1 Thing - radio grant - Entercom Communications Corporation
Application (.zip)

The Dome Bag Project - People for Urban Progress
Application (.zip)

KERAMIDA Inc. & KERAMIDA Museum Bldg.
Application (.zip)

Recycling Team - Eastwood Middle School Recycling Team
Application (.zip)

Celadon Recycling Project - Celadon Trucking Services, Inc.
Application (.zip)

Glen Glick Family Support Center - Shiel Sexton Company, Inc.
Application (.zip)