September 22, 2015
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Common courtesy - and common sense
Editorial notes that Ball State shut down its coal-fired burners in early 2014, after completing installation of the largest ground-source geothermal energy system in the nation. The new system also is expected to cut the university’s carbon footprint in half and save $2 million a year in energy costs. In addition, Ball State’s board of trustees voted in June to divest university holdings in fossil fuel stocks and to pursue an alternative investment portfolio adopting environmental, social and governance strategies.
April 23, 2015
Inside Indiana Business: Indiana schools on 'green colleges' list
April 22, 2015
Eastern Progress: Energy efficiency increasingly plays central role on campus
Story cites Ball State's geothermal project.
September 8, 2014
National Journal: The five states (you haven't heard about) behind America's energy boom
Under the Indiana section, Ball State's geothermal system is featured.
July 29, 2014
Earth Techling: Which is the greenest college campus in your state?
Ball State is listed as the greenest school in Indiana.
July 24, 2014
EcoWatch: Greenest College Campus in Your State
Names BSU as greenest college campus in Indiana.
June 4, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: Wasted energy: Coal plan's opponents can't argue its necessity
Ball State's geothermal project gets endorsement.
June 3, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: Indiana officials vow to resist emissions plan
Ball State's geothermal project is featured.
April 24, 2014
Storm Water Solutions: Ball State University switches to geothermal energy
Nearly 70 years after Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., installed its four coal-fired boilers, school employees have stopped shoveling and the old system has gone cold as the university embraces renewable energy with world’s largest district closed geothermal energy system.
March 27, 2014
WNDU-TV: New geothermal boilers at Ball State being installed
Ball State's Jim Lowe is interviewed.
March 20, 2014
Energy Leader: $80M geothermal energy plant serves Ball State University
Update on geothermal project.
March 17, 2014
Inside Indiana Business: BSU Shutting Down Coal Boilers
Story says its four coal-fired boilers will go cold within days.
February 12, 2014
Detroit News: Chevrolet to reward universities, colleges for carbon reduction initiatives
Ball State's participation in project is reviewed.
Note: Story was distributed by several news services to media outlets across the nation.
January 30, 2014
WISH-TV: Ball State to stop burning coal at campus plant
Story distributed by Associated Press looks at Ball State decision.
January 24, 2014
Toledo Blade: Twin artic blasts on tap for Toledo area
David Call, a severe-weather expert at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., said the region’s recent weather pattern has consistently featured a warm high-pressure flow in the western United States and a “trough” of cold air in the East. The jet stream, a high-altitude, high-speed wind that separates warm air from cold, has been pushed far north into western Canada while diving deep into the southeastern states.
December 3, 2013
Nuvo: Recycling as underutilized job creator
Hoosiers are throwing away opportunity everyday - 86 percent of what we toss could be used to fuel industry and jobs, say researchers from Ball State University who plan to announce further details Wednesday from a new study conducted by the Bowen Center for Public Affairs.
April 30, 2013
Gora thanks legislators for BSU budget
It includes a 2.8 percent increase plus $33.1 million to finish geothermal project.
December 18, 2012
Geothermal's Big 12 for 2012
With 128 megawatts of geothermal coming on-line in 2012, we present a geothermal year in review.
Top Twelve Geothermal Projects: Four: Phase one of Ball State University’s $45 million ground-source heat pump (GHP) system went active in 2012. When complete, the system will heat and cool the 5.5 million square feet of Ball State’s 47 buildings, eliminating coal-fired boilers and saving the university $2 million per year.
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