Energy Efficient State Building Initiative (Indiana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Indiana
Name Energy Efficient State Building Initiative
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector State Government
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Biomass, Daylighting, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Requirement New state buildings must meet LEED Silver certification standard, a two-globe rating under the Green Globe rating system, Energy Star certification, or another nationally recognized rating system

Date added to DSIRE 2008-08-26
Last DSIRE Review 2012-11-14

References DSIRE[1]


In June 2008, Governor Mitch Daniels issued an executive order establishing an energy efficient state buildings initiative. The order requires the Indiana Department of Administration (DOA) to develop design standards for all new state buildings which require a cost-effectiveness analysis of the building with a goal of achieving energy efficiency. These rules apply to all state agencies, departments, boards, offices, commissions, and public universities. The DOA has incorporated the requirements of the executive order into Indiana's standard instructions to designers for projects on State-owned buildings. Efficiency can be demonstrated through adherence to any of the following standards:

  • A rating of Silver on the USGBC LEED rating system
  • A two-globe rating on the Green Building Institute Green Globe rating system
  • An EPA Energy Star building rating
  • An equivalent rating under a system accredited under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

The order also requires that renovations or repairs of existing buildings achieve the maximum efficiency level that is cost-effective based on an analysis of construction and operating costs over the life-cycle of the building. Renovations are likewise meant to be carried out with green building guidelines in mind. The design standards were last updated in April 2010.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information
Department Department of Administration
Address Indiana Government Center South
Address 2 402 W. Washington St., Room W-478
Place Indianapolis, Indiana
Zip/Postal Code 46204
Phone (317) 232-3150


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Executive Order 08-14
Date Enacted 2008-06-24

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"