Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.61
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2012
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Ball State University
PAE-3: Physical Campus Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Dr. Randy Howard
Vice President Business Affairs & Treasurer
Office of Vice President of Business Affairs
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Does the institution's physical campus plan include sustainability at a high level?:

A brief description of how the physical campus plan or amendment includes sustainability:

The University Campus Master Plan incorporates the following sustainability elements:

•Anchored-placement (at the north and south ends of campus) of the majority of on-campus parking to encourage use of the hybrid-electric campus bus shuttle system and to minimize on-campus vehicle use by faculty, staff and students;

•Placement of bike racks at every building and bike garages at every residence hall complex;

•Commitment to reforestation of the full campus;

•Use of storm-water management features (duck ponds) throughout campus to control run-off and provide species habitats;

•Labeling of all storm water drains connected directly to the regional watershed to minimize potential for inadvertent pollution of that watershed system;

•Elimination of on-campus smoking;

•Preservation of Christy Woods – a natural stand of native vegetation adjacent to the old quadrangle area of campus;

•Use of a campus-wide Geothermal Heat-Pump District Heating and Cooling system to eliminate on-campus coal combustion and the associated 85,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent emissions.

The year the physical campus plan was developed or adopted:

The website URL where the physical campus plan is available:

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