Changing the world requires us to protect and strengthen its future. Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning demonstrates its deep-seated emphasis on sustainability and community design in many ways, beginning with a focus on teaching students to create buildings, landscapes, and cityscapes that are sensitive to social, environmental, financial, political, international, and historical considerations. The college prepares students to investigate real-world sustainability issues upon entering the design and planning professions.
The College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) helps teach students about ecologically-responsible design through studios, classroom courses, workshops, simulation labs, digital fabrication technologies, and community outreach and research centers.
Here at CAP, we want our building to perform to the standards that we’re teaching in the classroom. We are continually developing our facilities to produce the smallest carbon footprint within our means.
For more information on building performances around Ball State's campus, go to Ball State Council on the Environment. For more information about the geothermal system Ball State is implementing, go to Going Geothermal.
The College of Architecture and Planning offers a variety of courses focusing on environmental design and green technologies. The university also offers several interdepartmental minors in environmentally sustainable practices. If you have any questions about our courses in sustainability, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The university also offers an interdepartmental minor in environmentally sustainable practices.
Interested in making a greener campus or learning more about environmental issues? Ball State University and the College of Architecture and Planning feature student and faculty led organizations that aim at creating a better future.
Download our college's latest presentation to the university's Council on the Environment for an overview of our philosophy and recent accomplishments. You can also view selected work on sustainability from our faculty and students.
Ball State University is a signatory to the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment. For more information, visit Presidents' Climate Commitment. Ball State is also a charter school member of of AASHE's Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS). For more information about this program, visit AASHE STARS.
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