Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.06
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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Ball State University
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 James Lowe
Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning and Management
Facilities Planning & Managment
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

We have completed construction of phase one of a 70 million-dollar two-phase, campus-wide installation of a ground-source-heat-pump (geothermal) district heating and cooling system to service the first 20 of some 47 buildings on campus.

We correspondingly have decommissioned two existing coal-fired boilers in phase one and will eliminate some 40,000+ metric tons of (Scope 1) CO2 equivalent emissions this coming heating season.

Phase two will begin next year, and when completed will enable us to decommission the remaining two coal-fired boilers and eliminate another 40,000+ metric tons of (Scope 1) CO2 equivalent emissions.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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