As an energy company involved in the natural gas and electric industries, environmental stewardship is a critical component of our day-to-day operations. Our investment in this sustainability dimension is significant and designed to ensure the sustainable operations of our company and the communities we serve.

Investing in Clean Air Technologies

One of our largest investments is the clean air installations taking place at our coal-fired electric generation facilities in northern Indiana.
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Greenhouse Gas Reduction

We are committed to managing, documenting and reporting our greenhouse gas footprint.
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Preserving Water Resources

We recognize the need to maintain water quality in our region and continue to invest in and maintain or improve water quality.
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Environmental Community Outreach

Our employees play a significant role in helping our communities better understand NiSource’s environmental profile. They also participate in projects to help improve our natural resources.
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Remediation

NiSource is looking at a more holistic approach to site cleanup where the development and selection of a remedial approach considers “green” and sustainable characteristics of a proposed cleanup.
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LEED Certification in Columbus, OH

NiSource is relocating its offices in Columbus to a new building in 2014. The building's developer is pursuing LEED Silver certification on the core and shell, while NiSource is pursuing LEED Gold for the interior space.
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Habitat Conservation Plan

With the assistance of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, NiSource developed a Habitat Conservation Plan. An HCP is an effective way for some companies to proactively comply with the Endangered Species Act while undergoing their normal course of business.
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Environmental Stewardship
STRATEGY:
  • Build and maintain a modern and clean energy infrastructure.
  • Reduce our environmental footprint through pollution prevention and reduction programs.
  • Implement innovative environmental conservation approaches. 

Preserving Endangered Species

In previous reports, we outlined our Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), which is an effective way to comply proactively with the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We expect a decision on the NiSource HCP from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in 2013. Updates can be found at www.nisource.com/hcp.