A Focus on Sustainability at Bottleworks Indy.
Committed to sustainability, we’re creating a space that will grow and thrive with the surrounding community and the natural environment—bringing both immediate and lasting benefits that will continue for years to come. From lush and engaging green spaces to practical heating and cooling construction, our abiding interest in the well-being of the area is present in every aspect of the Bottleworks District.
Green Roofs and Spaces
We believe in the power of green to enrich the human experience. At Bottleworks, green roofs and ground-level landscaping will work as socially sustainable development, building bonds with the community and providing long-term benefits to the people in and around the Bottleworks District.
Plans for green roofs at Bottleworks promise utility alongside eye-catching appeal. Both a technical feat and a striking work of art—green roofs can help manage the flow of water on and around the building, and act as a refreshing, verdant break in the scenery.
“ Our location across from the Cultural Trail gives us a great opportunity to connect with and contribute to the area.”
On the ground, our green spaces are planned as inviting and open spaces by design. More than a simple row of saplings, the landscaped spaces at Bottleworks will feature engaging points of interest and welcoming places for visitors, residents, and passersby: “Our location across from the Cultural Trail gives us a great opportunity to connect with and contribute to the area. We have worked extensively on plans for green spaces and ‘landing areas’ where Bottleworks visitors, Trail users, and the public-at-large can just be and enjoy this space,” says Isaac Bamgbose, project manager for Bottleworks District.
Attention to Detail
Making small changes that will have a big impact over time is often just as important as large-scale elements of design and development. At every phase of development, we’re looking for opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint—including thermally broken windows and storefronts to significantly reduce heating and cooling costs and stress on the planet. These conscientiously designed windows incorporate a frame that works alongside well-sealed, heat resistant window panes as part of a low maintenance heating and cooling solution for sustainable benefits today and well into the future.
These types of features complement larger efforts at Bottleworks to create an energy efficient thermal envelope that will keep the summers cool and comfortable and the winters warm and cozy. Continuous insulation around the entirety of the new buildings at Bottleworks will maintain a barrier between hot and cold, providing just as much energy savings in the first cold snap as it will in future seasons.
Access and Community
We are building a place for connections with the community. A number of transportation options will provide visitors and residents with environmentally friendly ways to travel to and from the Bottleworks District, and we are actively reaching out to local non-profit organizations to build connections with the greater Indianapolis area.
Bottleworks’s Megan Nagel emphasizes the goal, “To be not only walkable, but bikeable, with ample bike parking opportunities that will allow for people to make even better use of the Pacers Bikeshare program. We also are strategically located near other great travel solutions such as the BlueIndy stations, and the IndyGo bus stop.” For bikes, buses, and busy people of all types, Bottleworks will help you get where you need to go.
Sustainability is a promise for long-lasting benefits that extend from our 12 acres along Mass. Ave. to the community and environment around us. In conversations with local organizations like the Central Indiana Community Foundation and the Riley Area Development Corporation, we are exploring opportunities to support the arts with affordable housing for artists. We are also working with the charity Second Helpings to best match the work at our food hall with their mission of job training, food rescue, and hunger relief in central Indiana.
We are grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community, and we are excited to show you what we have planned.