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Cities Going Green: Indianapolis, IN

INDIANAPOLTS Indiana One of America's Greenest Cities WHAT MAKES THE "RACING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD" so GREEN? Red Bul For starters. The city is improving its carbon footprint by retrofitting aging coal power plants with major eco-friendly upgrades. Over $500 million has been set aside for the upgrades that will reduce mecury emissions by 80%. Also, a new $631 million gas-powered power plant, slated to be completed in 2017, will filter out 98% of greenhous gas emissions. 田 IndyGo public transportion added 11 new eco-friendly hybrid (gas/electric) buses to its fleet in 2010. These buses generate 99.84% fewer emissions compared to traditional buses and are about 37% more fuel efficient. Other green upgrades include lighter aluminum wheels, LED and solar lighting. One of the top cycling municipalities in the U.S. Designated as a "Bike-Friendly" city and one of the nation's top cities for bicycling, Indianapolis has over 74 miles of roadside bikeways and plans to expand to 200 miles in the coming years. li Cycling about 5,5 miles per day rather than driving saves about 1 ton of GHG emissions per year. Indianapolis is ranked #1 out of 379 municipalities by Smart Growth America for abiding by its "Čomplete Streets" policies designed to improve access and overall safety of walkers, drivers and bikers on city streets. But that's not all. Other green initiatives taking place in Indianapolis as we speak- The The Indy Nature Conservancy Greenways is 60 mi. building has acheived of walkways that rare LEED Platinum interconnects status. the entire city. The Office of As of 2012, there were Sustainability pays 91 Energy Star qualified up to 50% of permit costs associated with commercial buildings in the city - Top 25 in the country. City is part of the STAR Communities pilot These buildings save enough electricity to power 14,200 homes per year! green building projects. program developing sustainability standards. Indianapolis mayor Greg Ballard signed a mandate to be the first city in the country to have 100% of its non-police fleet vehicles be electric or hybrid-powered by 2025. It could save City waste-to-energy plant converts more residents $10 million per year in fuel costs. than 2,000 tons of trash each day into usable energy. Created by H HOMETOWN DUMPSTER RENTAL OF INDIANAPOLIS Sources: Indy gov, Smart Grooth America,,, Area Development Online, Energystar.gor, The Nature Conservancy, Sustainable Cities Institute

Cities Going Green: Indianapolis, IN

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The city of Indianapolis is making strides toward sustainability thanks to an increased use in hybrid-electric buses, improved roadways that promote walking/biking, and eco-friendly upgrades to aging ...


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