GSA, FBI Mark Opening of New Indianapolis Field Office
Complex’s sustainable design increases workspace efficiency and reduces energy costs.
October 27, 2011
Deborah Ruiz, 202-253-8807
INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. General Services Administration today dedicated the new, energy-smart field office for the FBI.
“GSA is an experienced leader providing federal agencies with modern, efficient and sustainable buildings,” said Ann P. Kalayil, Regional Administrator for GSA’s Great Lakes Region. “We’re building on that experience here to provide the men and women of the FBI with a workspace that reduces energy costs and consumption and helps them to work more efficiently, so they may continue to ensure the safety of our nation.”
Construction of the field office helped boost the local economy by creating 1,100 local jobs, including 150 management positions. Materials used for the project -- many of which were recycled products -- were sourced locally wherever possible.
Located near Interstate 465 and Allisonville Road on a 14-acre site, the three structure complex features energy-efficient lighting fixtures and controls, low-consumption plumbing fixtures, native landscaping, insulated exterior glazing, and an energy-efficient roof. These features continue the federal government’s efforts to protect the nation’s natural resources and furthers GSA’s goal of achieving LEED Silver certification for the project.
The complex itself is comprised of an office building, a parking structure for more than 120 vehicles and a maintenance-repairs annex.
GSA is responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of more than 9,600 federally-owned or leased facilities, including 425 historic properties, that house more than one million civilian employees of the federal government at 60 different agencies. GSA’s overall energy conservation program began in 1973. Since then, cost-avoidance and energy-conservation measures have delivered more than $2.25 billion in savings.
For more information about GSA’s Sustainable Design program, please visit gsa.gov
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As the federal government's workplace solutions provider, the U.S. General Services Administration works to foster an effective, sustainable and transparent government for the American people. GSA’s expertise in government workplace solutions include:
• Effective management of government assets including more than 9,600 government-owned or leased
buildings and 215,000 vehicles in the federal fleet, and preservation of historic federal properties;
• Leveraging the government’s buying power through responsible acquisition of products and services
making up approximately 14 percent of the government’s total procurement dollars;
• Providing innovative technology solutions to enhance government efficiency and increase citizen
• Promoting responsible use of federal resources through development of government-wide policies
ranging from federal travel to property and management practices.