Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.68
Liaison Jennifer Palilonis
Submission Date July 21, 2021

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:
Health Professionals Building LEED Gold Certficiation

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

A 165,000 square-foot Health Professions Building opened in 2019. This is a state-of-the-art building that includes classrooms, labs, clinical spaces, and community clinics with innovative technologies that reduce impact on the environment. Features include green roofs, photovoltaic solar panels, an underground storm water retention system, low-flow water fixtures, energy-efficient LED lighting, a design that enhances daylight to reduce energy consumption, and geothermal heating and cooling. This is the seventh structure on campus to earn a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Energy
Waste
Wellbeing & Work

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:
Ball State student team earns LEED certification for existing buildings operation and maintenance (EBOM)

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

The David Letterman Communication and Media Building on Ball State’s campus celebrated a second “green” certification. By prioritizing sustainability, the David Letterman Building project team is the first student team in Indiana, the Midwest, and the Mid-American Conference (fifth in the world) to certify an existing building which meets the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards of the U.S. green Building Council. For the student team, this kind of immersive learning experience provided them with valuable professional skills.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Energy
Wellbeing & Work

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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