Changing the world requires us to protect and strengthen its future. We demonstrate our deep-seated emphasis on sustainability and community design in many ways. This begins with a focus on teaching students to create buildings, landscapes, and cityscapes that are sensitive to social, environmental, financial, political, international, and historical considerations.
We teach students about ecologically-responsible design through studios, classroom courses, workshops, simulation labs, digital fabrication technologies, and community outreach and research centers.
Architecture Building Performance
Heating Load - 3,669 Mbtuh
Hot Water - 245 gpm
Cooling Load - 333 tons
Chilled Water - 7990 gpm
Electricity - 305,240 kWh
Here at CAP, we want our building to perform to the standards we teach in the classroom. We are continually developing our facilities to produce the smallest carbon footprint within our means.
Learn more about our campus’ efficiency through the Ball State Council on the Environment. Or you can learn more about how our campus has the largest geothermal system of its kind in the country.
Environmental design and green technologies are woven through most courses. The university also offers several interdepartmental minors in environmentally sustainable practices. If you have any questions about our courses in sustainability, please email us.
Interested in making a greener campus or learning more about environmental issues? Ball State and the College of Architecture and Planning feature student- and faculty-led organizations that aim to create a better future.
- Ball State Energy Action Team (BEAT) – a student organization created to present and publicize energy-related opportunities on Ball State's campus and to increase awareness of energy-use and reduction.
- Council on the Environment (COTE) – the council provides leadership for initiatives at Ball State and in the surrounding community that promote the sustainable use of natural resources and the protection of ecological systems that sustain life.
- Emerging Green Builders (EGB) – integrates students and professionals into the green building movement, to create a network of emerging green building leaders, and to develop opportunity involvement through the U.S. Green Building Council to further generate momentum for the green building industry.
- Muncie Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) – a center committed to integrating and expanding the university's numerous outreach and applied research activities in Muncie-Delaware County.
- Students for a Sustainable Campus – a grassroots organization that promotes sustainability on the Ball State campus; Recycle-mania and Step It Up (a national global warming action day) are just a few of activities of this impactful organization.