Ball State University

Muncie, IN, US

Rating Score Valid Through Liaison Submitted Executive Letter
Gold - expired 66.69 Dec. 15, 2018 Margaret Lo Dec. 16, 2015 Download
Credit Status
Academic Research Complete
Support for Research Complete
Access to Research Complete
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Air & Climate
Climate Action Task Force: 1. We have developed an implementation plan to support the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment which was signed by then President Gora in 2008. We are revising this plan … read more
Credit Status
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete
Outdoor Air Quality Complete
Ball State Facilities and Services Sustainability Initiatives Completed inclusive and collaborative Campus Master Plan update in draft form for review - this is a new process for Ball State and includes specific focus on sustainability … read more
Credit Status
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete
Building Design and Construction Complete
Indoor Air Quality Complete
Dining Services
2015-2016 Academic Year Current practices to recycle, reuse, reduce waste, & conserve energy Major initiatives with greatest impact Utilize Indiana-based company to purchase locally sourced produce. Goal is 20% of all produce purchased to be … read more
Credit Status
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete
Low Impact Dining Complete
Ball State Facilities and Services Sustainability Initiatives Energy Efficiency: 1. High Efficiency lighting retrofits - testing some T-5 fluorescent lamps. New buildings have T-5 compact fluorescents and LED lighting installed. 2. Retrofitting LED lights in … read more
Credit Status
Building Energy Consumption Complete
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete
Ball State Facilities and Services Sustainability Initiatives Landscape: 1. Implemented reforestation master plan. Now have over 7,372 species trees on campus. Offsets heat island effect and sequesters CO2 2. Developed restored short grass prairies and … read more
Credit Status
Landscape Management Complete
Biodiversity Complete
Ball State Facilities and Services Sustainability Initiatives Going Paperless: 1. Two-sided printing 2. Document management 3. Accounting and Payroll shifting to ACH transfers (e.g. travel reimbursements), self-serve for pay stubs, direct deposit for students, etc. … read more
Credit Status
Electronics Purchasing Complete
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete
Office Paper Purchasing Complete
Inclusive and Local Purchasing Complete
Life Cycle Cost Analysis Not Pursuing
Guidelines for Business Partners Not Pursuing
Transportation: 1. Continuing to purchase hybrid electric rental cars and SUV’s – now have 20 in the fleet. 2. FlexFuel vehicles for about half the fleet are run on E-85 fuel locally. Installed an E-85 … read more
Credit Status
Campus Fleet Complete
Student Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing
Employee Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete
Ball State Facilities and Services Sustainability Initiatives Recycling: 1. Recycling program with continuous improvement - expanding into dining, housing and events. 2. Switched to using blue bags in all recycling containers. throughout campus to be … read more
Credit Status
Waste Minimization Complete
Waste Diversion Complete
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete
Hazardous Waste Management Complete
Credit Status
Water Use Complete
Rainwater Management Complete
Wastewater Management Not Pursuing
Coordination, Planning & Governance
Credit Status
Sustainability Coordination Complete
Sustainability Planning Complete
Governance Complete
Diversity & Affordability
Health, Wellbeing & Work
Credit Status
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing
Sustainable Investment Complete
Investment Disclosure Not Pursuing
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Complete
Innovation 4 Complete

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