Along with the Minor in Sustainability, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental management, and the 2018 Living Lightly Fair, CERES has co-sponsored the following event:

Public Health and Climate Policy at EPA and Beyond
A presentation by Janet McCabe, Professor of Practice, Indiana University

Thursday, April 19, 2018
3:30-4:30 pm
Applied Technology, Room 183

Almost every day in the news we are hearing about new policies from the Environmental Protection Agency to repeal or delay public health and climate programs put in place during the Obama Administration. What is happening at the EPA? Who is concerned and why, and what are they doing? Janet McCabe, former Acting Assistant Administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation, will talk about the major policy shifts under way, the impacts those may have on public health and the environment in the near and longer term, how people are responding, and how you can get involved.

CERES has assisted the COPE Environmental Center with energy and passive system performance simulations (thermal, solar and ventilation) for their newly opened Sustainability Education Center facility in Centerville, Indiana designed and constructed to meet the Living Building Challenge

Realtime solar monitoring data can be viewed here

View drone video footage taken during construction.

The facility was designed by:
Kevin McCurdy, AIA
LWC Inc., Architects
Richmond, IN

Here are some images from the completed building taken in July 2017.  Click the image for a larger view.


Main entrance approach.


South solar facade.


Main lobby/hallway.


Office loft over main lobby.


Thermally controllable event space.


Classroom space.