The Efroymson Conservation Center

Indianapolis, Region #8 prd_019422

LEED Platinum Certified. Opened March 2010 for the Nature Conservatory Indiana. The Conservancy has been serving Hoosiers since 1959. During that time we have protected almost 70,000 acres of important natural areas and 465 miles of river banks, reforested more than 2,000 acres, restored more than 10,000 acres of wetlands, protected 12 caves and restored about 6,000 acres of prairie. Our conservation work is reflected in the values that drove the design of our building: sustainable offices that will carry us forward far into the future so that we may protect vital natural areas across our state for generations to come. Some of the principal features of the building are:

  • Energy-efficient mechanical and electrical systems
  • Recycled and locally available building materials
  • Educational and community meeting space
  • Maximum use of natural daylight
  • 100% storm water capture and re-use
  • Beautiful and functional street-level landscaping with native Indiana trees and plants
  • Green roofs, featuring native plantings