Indiana Drawdown Solutions #73 – Green Roofs – Notre Dame To Cut Carbon Footprint by 50%

What if every building with a flat roof had a beautiful garden? [Green roofs moderate] building temperatures year-round—cooler in summer, warmer in winter. Because the energy required for heating and air-conditioning is curbed, greenhouse gas emissions are lower, as are costs. Project Drawdown solution #73 – Green Roofs Notre Dame has the largest green roof […]

Indiana Drawdown Solution #42 – Heat Pumps – Ball State University’s System Saves $2 Million Annually

Heat pumps work like refrigerators — they transfer heat from a cold space to a hot one. Ball State’s heat pump system uses underground pipes to heat and cool 47 buildings, saving $2 million annually. The building sector worldwide uses approximately 32 percent of all energy generated; more than one-third of that is for heating […]

Indiana Drawdown Solution #13 – Peatlands – Little River Wetlands Project

Did you know that peatlands — aka bogs or mires — only make up 3% of the Earth’s land area but store twice the amount of carbon as all of the world’s forests? Protecting them is an immense opportunity to manage global greenhouse gases. And did you know Indiana has many peatlands? Little River Wetlands Project is […]