Summary

Since 2009, MEP has been providing professional engineering services as the Lead Designer for the Ball State campus geothermal conversion project. The system has eliminated the four coal burning plants, cutting its carbon footprint nearly in half, heating and cooling 47 buildings, resulting in over $2 million in annual savings.

The new geothermal system features three (3) vertical Loop fields at 400 - 500 feet each, 10 miles of buried distribution piping, 1,000 miles of Loop field pipe, two district energy stations, and four 2,500 ton heat pump chillers.

Type
Geothermal Campus Conversion

Size
5,600,000 SF / 47 Buildings

Status
Anticipated Fall 2016

LEED
DESN-USGBC Gold / DESS-USGBC Anticipated Silver

105



kbtu/sf/yr

Environmental
Impact

MEPs Direct Impact
  • Eliminate 75,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions
  • Eliminate 240 tons of nitrogen oxide
  • Eliminate 200 tons of particulate matter
  • Eliminate 80 tons of carbon monoxide
  • Eliminate 1,400 tons of sulfur dioxide
  • Eliminate 3,400 tons of coal ash - Which otherwise would be dumped in a landfill