November 14, 2019 3:30 p.m.End:
November 14, 2019Location: David Letterman Communication and Media Building
Join the campus community at a special reception with a brief program to celebrate Ball State's latest sustainability milestone. Our students are the first collegiate team in Indiana, the Midwest, and the Mid-American Conference—the fifth university team in the world—to certify that an existing building meets the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Thursday, November 14
Lobby of the Letterman Building
- Geoffrey S. Mearns, president of Ball State University
- Susana Rivera-Mills, Ball State provost and executive vice president for academic affairs
- Aaron Albright, a construction management major and LEED Lab participant
About the Certification
Thanks to the efforts of Ball State students in the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning, the David Letterman Communication and Media Building now has two LEED certifications. After its construction in 2007, the Letterman Building was certified as LEED Silver, based on projections of energy efficiency, water use, and other factors. More than a decade later, Ball State students in LEED Lab, a USGBC initiative to engage college students, examined the Letterman Building’s performance over the years. The students confirmed that the Letterman Building lived up to its promise. In July, it was certified LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED O+M).