Month: August 2012

Meyer May House Tour

By: Amanda Medlen This past Thursday, one of my IDO colleagues, Lee Boyland, and I had the privilege of touring one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpieces, the Meyer May House, on our annual IIDA Indiana Chapter  board retreat (sponsored by Steelcase) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  It is one of the most complete and beautifully restored of all of Wright’s Prairie… Read More

The Mobile Worker Goes Truly Mobile

By: Tony White There is a new option in the business world for people who work remotely. Whether you’re on a business trip needing to get work done or you don’t have an actual office to go to daily, Campbell McKeller has an answer for you.  Perhaps you’re like me and maybe you aren’t as productive as you could be… Read More

Shedding Light on LED Lamps

By:  Shannon Spence With the trend in the lighting moving toward LED bulbs over fluorescent and incandescent, it can be confusing to select fixtures to provide the right light output for the application. Here’s a great article I found that helps you look for the right amount of lumens (rather than wattage).

What you may not know about Women-Owned Businesses

By: Jill Mendoza: Did you know that more than 7 million people work for women-owned companies, and these businesses bring in about 1.3 trillion in revenue?  It is a well know fact, as our economy changes, entrepreneurial women are emerging as leaders of industry, bringing significant, fresh ideas to the marketplace.  Here at IDO Incorporated we are proud to be counted in… Read More

Passive House

By: Lee Boyland As environmentally-responsible building is becoming more prevalent and recognizable by the general public, the decision by homeowners to build eco-friendly homes is on the rise too! Most designers are familiar with LEED and at least know of the LEED for Homes rating system. Did you know that other third-party certifications exist for residences too? I learned about… Read More

Happy 10th Anniversary to the BioCrossroads of America … and here’s to the next 10 years and beyond.

By: Gary K. Pino, FMP Last week, I had the opportunity to attend an IBJ Power Breakfast Series about the fascinating subject of LIFE SCIENCES … sponsored and presented by Roche Diagnostics Corporation of Indianapolis.   The forum was actually a panel discussion led by four (4) key contributors to the success of what the BioCrossroads of America is today.  The… Read More

Inspire a Generation – Sustainability and the 2012 London Olympics

By:  Janet Thomas, RID Did you know that the International Olympic Committee decided twenty years ago that environmental stewardship needed to be a core value for the Olympic Games? That the Olympic Charter was amended in 1996 to add environment alongside sport and culture as its third pillar of Olympism? That Sustainable considerations are embedded in bidding, planning, constructing and… Read More