News Articles in Geothermal

February 12, 2014
Carbon reduction study leads to partnership between Ball State and Chevrolet.
July 19, 2013
Ball State Board of Trustees approves the completion of the university’s geothermal project, which will save an estimated $2 million a year in operating costs.
June 21, 2012
Ball State University was honored this week for its across-the-board efforts at environmental stewardship by an international organization that includes some of the world's most prestigious colleges and universities.
March 19, 2012
Ball State will dedicate the nation's largest geothermal system of its kind during a March 20 ceremony in Sursa Hall.
August 19, 2011
Coinciding recognitions from the U.S. Green Building Council and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education confirm Ball State's environmental leadership. Completion of the university's nation-leading geothermal energy project, meanwhile, could put it "over the top," predicts Robert Koester, longtime chair of the Council on the Environment.
June 28, 2011
greenroof.jpgPart of the university’s initiative to nurture an environmentally conscious campus includes a new green area installed atop a recently constructed energy station, itself a component of Ball State’s geothermal energy project.
November 4, 2010
The Hoosier Environmental Council recognizes Ball State University with its Technology Innovator of the Year award during the Green Policy Forum.
May 6, 2010
The Princeton Review names Ball State to its green college guide as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible schools. The university is one of 286 schools in the nation to be recognized as an eco-friendly campus.
March 29, 2010
Media outlets and visitors from around the country — and the world — are keeping a close eye on Ball State's geothermal initiative.
October 30, 2009
lugartruck195.jpg$5 million boost to Ball State's geothermal initiative.
September 9, 2009
Indianapolis to host expanded Greening of the Campus conference for first time.
July 27, 2009
greensummit_195.jpgRevitalizing part of economically hard-hit Elkhart County by making it a leader in green technology and manufacturing is the goal of an ongoing immersive learning project in Nappanee, a rural community also still recovering from a devastating tornado in 2007.
May 8, 2009
Construction of the country's largest geothermal heating and cooling system begins at a unique groundbreaking ceremony, with U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar doing the honors.
May 4, 2009
Sen. Richard Lugar will pull double duty on campus Saturday, May 9, serving as principal speaker at spring Commencement and presiding over the start of construction on the largest geothermal heating and cooling system in the country.
February 6, 2009
Board of Trustees approves plan for a geothermal energy solution to the university's long-term central heating and cooling needs. Removing outmoded boiler system will save up to $2 million a year in operating costs and cut Ball State's carbon footprint almost in half.
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