Stephen Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group and advocate for green cleaning and sustainability, has been selected by the City of Indianapolis to help green its City-County Buildings (CCB).
In total, 89 applications were
submitted to city and county administrators to be a part of the project, with
only 25 approved, including Ashkin. The applications came from many of the
country’s leading design and construction firms, engineering firms, universities
and state agencies.
Opened in 1962, CCB is a 28-story
office complex that houses many of the key government offices for the city and
county, as well as the county courthouse and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police
The Greening of the CCB, as it is
called, is a year long project designed to make the building more energy,
water, and resource efficient. City administrators also believe this will
save money for taxpayers and help improve the local environment.
“My role in the project is to help
the facility transfer to green cleaning, as well as become more sustainable,”
says Ashkin. “Like many cities, Indianapolis is now actively becoming more
Along with Ashkin, leading the effort
is the Rocky Mountain Institute. This organization was called upon to
help green the White House. They have also worked with the Pentagon,
Wal-Mart, and major office buildings in New York City, making them greener and
For more information on The Ashkin
Group, visit www.ashkingroup.com.