September 22, 2015
Editorial notes that Ball State shut down its coal-fired burners in early 2014, after completing installation of the largest ground-source geothermal energy system in the nation. The new system also is expected to cut the university’s carbon footprint in half and save $2 million a year in energy costs. In addition, Ball State’s board of trustees voted in June to divest university holdings in fossil fuel stocks and to pursue an alternative investment portfolio adopting environmental, social and governance strategies.
April 23, 2015
Story cites Ball State.
April 22, 2015
Story cites Ball State's geothermal project.
September 8, 2014
Under the Indiana section, Ball State's geothermal system is featured.
July 29, 2014
Ball State is listed as the greenest school in Indiana.
July 24, 2014
Source: EcoWatch
Names BSU as greenest college campus in Indiana.
June 4, 2014
Ball State's geothermal project gets endorsement.
June 3, 2014
Ball State's geothermal project is featured.
April 24, 2014
Nearly 70 years after Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., installed its four coal-fired boilers, school employees have stopped shoveling and the old system has gone cold as the university embraces renewable energy with world’s largest district closed geothermal energy system.
March 27, 2014
Source: WNDU TV
Ball State's Jim Lowe is interviewed.
March 20, 2014
Update on geothermal project.
March 17, 2014
Story says its four coal-fired boilers will go cold within days.
February 12, 2014
Source: Detroit News
Ball State's participation in project is reviewed. Note: Story was distributed by several news services to media outlets across the nation.
January 30, 2014
Source: WISH-TV
Story distributed by Associated Press looks at Ball State decision.
January 24, 2014
David Call, a severe-weather expert at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., said the region’s recent weather pattern has consistently featured a warm high-pressure flow in the western United States and a “trough” of cold air in the East. The jet stream, a high-altitude, high-speed wind that separates warm air from cold, has been pushed far north into western Canada while diving deep into the southeastern states.
December 3, 2013
Source: NUVO
Hoosiers are throwing away opportunity everyday - 86 percent of what we toss could be used to fuel industry and jobs, say researchers from Ball State University who plan to announce further details Wednesday from a new study conducted by the Bowen Center for Public Affairs.
April 30, 2013
Source: Star Press
It includes a 2.8 percent increase plus $33.1 million to finish geothermal project.
December 18, 2012
With 128 megawatts of geothermal coming on-line in 2012, we present a geothermal year in review. Top Twelve Geothermal Projects: Four: Phase one of Ball State University’s $45 million ground-source heat pump (GHP) system went active in 2012. When complete, the system will heat and cool the 5.5 million square feet of Ball State’s 47 buildings, eliminating coal-fired boilers and saving the university $2 million per year.