Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.08
Liaison Julie Hopwood
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

Ball State University
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Kathy Wolf
Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Marketing and Communications
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Muncie Food Hub Partnership

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

A multi-faceted operation that combines a central facility for producers to store and sell crops with mobile food trucks to deliver fresh, local produce. The approach, which ensures more stability for producers and more reliable access for consumers, is ambitious. But, the community is “hungry for better.”


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Food & Dining

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Geothermal Energy System

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

Ball State University's geothermal conversion project replaced the university's (now decommissioned) coal-fired boilers and chilled water equipment with the nation's largest ground-source geothermal district energy system. This system simultaneously produces hot water and chilled water.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Energy

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Brownfields to Bright Fields

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

With the support and facilitation of the Center for Energy Research/Education/Service (CERES) at Ball State University a group of second year urban planning students in the College of Architecture and Planning studied the brownfield redevelopment programs of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), and analyzed the solar potential of 41 brownfields as well as the existing conditions of many sites in Delaware and Grant counties in Indiana.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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