Cope Environmental Center

Project Overview

Heapy provided Mechanical-Electrical Design services and Commissioning services for the new, 7,000 SF facility that expands Cope Environmental Center’s capacity for environmental programs, serve as a community gathering space, and act as a powerful teaching tool for sustainable living in East-Central Indiana.

A dedicated classroom houses the technical components necessary for long-distance learning, water/soil testing, and hands-on learning. Each piece of the building is a teaching tool including the water reclamation system, passive solar design, and ultra-high efficiency building materials.  A large multipurpose room serves several functions including a host site for summits and community functions, educational space for visitors.

PV panels and other alternative energy systems assist CEC meet the demands of the Living Building Challenge to be “net zero” in energy usage.


Net Zero Design Goal
31 kBtu/SF-Year EUI as Modeled
3 kBtu/SF-YR EUI actual without PV
-1.82kBtu/SF-Yr with PV
Energy Reduction Features

HP Building Envelope
LED Lighting Systems
Closed Loop Geothermal HP
Radiant Slab
Low Flow Fixtures
Water Well & Septic Leach Waste Water


Thought Content

VR - AR - 3D Scanning

Technology Accurately Captures Existing Building Conditions

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