When you talk about green at the bank, the environment isn’t necessarily the first thing to come to mind. Unless you’re talking about The National Bank of Indianapolis. Their Green Team gave us an update on their recent renovations and sustainability efforts, which confirmed why we are so proud to call them an HEC Green Business.
The National Bank of Indianapolis has recently undertaken some extensive renovations at its Headquarters at 107 N. Pennsylvania Street. The three elevators that serve our 10 story office building were recently renovated with new energy efficient elevator cars. The Bank recently completed its renovation of the exterior building façade. The renovation included switching to LED wall sconces and LEDs in the main entrance canopy. Capping it all off, is a beautiful new energy efficient corner building sign on the northeast corner of Pennsylvania and Market Streets, one block east of Monument Circle.
Staff at our Headquarters building and twelve banking centers continue to participate in the following recycle, reduce, and reuse efforts:
- Single stream recycling at the HQ building diverted 6.76 tons of trash in 2017.
- Beverage can collections continue for the Indianapolis Can Lady, who recycles various metals and gives back to the Indianapolis community with proceeds from the recycling.
- 495 units totaling 825 pounds of Toner/printer cartridges were recycled in 2017.
- Employees are encouraged to minimize paper use with electronic paystubs and bank statements.
The Bank’s Green Team has scheduled a Lunch and Learn event for employees to hear from Habitat for Humanity about their local activities, including their ReStore locations! In addition, the Green Team will be conducting a collection event for employees to recycle extra tools, furniture, appliances, home accessories, fixtures, and building supplies to donate to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores.
On June 1, a squad from the Green Team helped to plant herbs in the City Market’s Gardens of Green on the eastern plaza of the City Market.