Faculty  associated with CERES have engaged in research ranging in scale from community planning to materials technology. The primary emphasis of the CERES research is the interrelation of disciplines in energy-related methods of analysis, performance evaluation, and decision-making.

CERES contracts with public agencies, businesses, and private foundations to develop new avenues of application for extant technologies. CERES is also committed to deriving new knowledge bases by means of physical experiments, computer modeling/simulations, and case studies.

Below are some examples of our research projects:

COPE Sustainable Education Center Energy Simulations
Robert Koester, CERES

MRT, Human Comfort and Passive Solar Buildings
Alfredo Fernández-González, CERES

Test Cell Scale and Passive Solar System Simulation
Alfredo Fernández-González, CERES

CERES Building Diagnostics Program
Robert Koester, CERES

CERES Fellows Program
Robert Koester, CERES 

Wayne Trace High School Day Lighting Design Study
Robert Fisher, CERES

Shelby County GIS Development and Implementation
David Schoen, Urban and Regional Planning

Axis Architecture + Interiors
Robert Koester, CERES

Indiana Gas Celebration Home
Robert Koester, CERES

Stella Software Modeling
David Ferguson, Landscape Architecture

Atrium Home Study
Robert Fisher, CERES

"Marketing Ways to Grow," Connecting Producers to Marketplace
David Ferguson, Landscape Architecture

Connecting Biomass Producers & Users: Bioenergy Crops on Marginal Lands in Indiana
Dr. Hugh Brown, Natural Resources and Environmental Management
Dr. James Eflin, Natural Resources and Environmental Management
David Ferguson, Landscape Architecture
Dr. John Vann, Marketing

Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development
David Ferguson, Landscape Architecture

Center for Energy Research/Education/Service (CERES)
Architecture Building, Room 018
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Academic Year: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-1135
Fax: 765-285-5622
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