City leaders, including the mayor of Indianapolis, recognized Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation for being part of the founding cohort for Thriving Buildings. Thriving Buildings is a city program that helps some of the largest buildings in Indianapolis reduce their energy and water usage. In setting utility benchmarks, organizations like IHC can figure out ways to use our energy more efficiently.
According leaders with Thriving Buildings, the program as a whole can help lower energy costs for building owners all while supporting Indianapolis in its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. The program also asserts that such energy saving measures will have a significant impact on public health by improving air quality. You can read more about the program by clicking here.
You can learn more about the city’s other sustainability efforts here.
Adamah (earth) Initiative leader Michael Sanders and Executive Director Pete Smithhisler accepted the Thriving Buildings honor on behalf of IHC. Both, along with the support of Adamah, have been instrumental in getting IHC on a greener, more energy efficient path. Adamah meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:00pm.