Indiana Limestone Institute
The Indiana Limestone Institute is a resource for architects, contractors, building owners and others seeking accurate, unbiased information about the use of Indiana Limestone in construction. ILI’s technical publications and the Indiana Limestone Handbook are widely recognized as among the best “how to” books in the construction industry. Our Indiana Limestone quarriers, fabricators and associate members make our efforts possible. For best results, always verify that your stone supplier is a member of the Indiana Limestone Institute.
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US Green Building Council
Sustainability and Green Initiatives
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(LEED) program provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
LEED is flexible enough to apply to all building types – commercial as well as residential. It works throughout the building lifecycle – design and construction, operations and maintenance, tenant fit-out, and significant retrofit. And LEED for Neighborhood Development extends the benefits of LEED beyond the building footprint into the neighborhood it serves
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The American Institute of Architects
Ultimate Resource for American Architects
Here American architects will find the most comprehensive resource for their chosen profession. Practicing architecture, conferences and events, advocacy and issues are just a few select topics of interests listed on this site. If you are a builder, there is detailed information on the value of an architect that discusses how design works for you, finding architects, and questions to ask your architect.
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