Greening Your Home

Greening Your Home

As you may know, i.d.o. Incorporated’s office located in downtown Indianapolis was the first LEED certified building in the city, achieving the LEED-Silver designation. We (i.d.o. Associates) are all very proud of this that we could all work together to achieve this accomplishment and be the pacesetter in LEED design in Indianapolis. But we didn’t stop there! To further support our dedication to environmental design, several of our associates have taken their commitment to environmental stewardship and passion into their own homes. I will admit that I was slow to practice environmental stewardship in my own home. However, after being intimately involved with the LEED process, I realized how simple it is to live a “green” lifestyle! For instance, I was never really into recycling, at home, due to the extra costs involved…However, after researching, I found that my little town actually had a recycling drop zone located just ½ mile from my home that consists of basic recycling of paper products, aluminum, steel, glass and plastics (Type 1 and 2)! I didn’t realize how much recyclable waste my husband and I produced until we began recycling. It was eye opening. Now I can’t help but to consider if everyone took the small steps and initiative to recycle, how much waste could we divert from the landfills that not only are an eye sore, but also contribute to the deterioration of our precious environment! I could provide a nearly endless amount of simple steps to help you turn your homes “Green” (such as composting, implementing a cistern and programmable thermostats). However, I will open it up to you to provide some of your own ideas and practices to share! i.d.o. Inc., and its associates look forward to hearing what you are doing to help green your own homes and our world! Submitted By: Amanda Medlen

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