Interview with Jim Lowe of Ball State University – Solutions #27 District Heating and #42 Heat Pumps

[Almost any building could do this] …as small as a residential unit to as big as our campus. So the potential is huge here in Indiana.

Jim Lowe

Introduction

Jim Lowe is Associate VP for Facilities Planning and Management at Ball State University. He also chair’s the President’s sustainability working group.

Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. An international coalition of more than 200 researchers and other experts identified and modeled the 100 most substantive, already existing solutions for addressing global warming.

Thanks in part to Jim’s leadership, Ball State University implemented two powerful Drawdown solutions:

In fact, it’s the largest system of its kind in the nation. As a result they’ve:

  • Saved almost $3m annually on their utility bill and
  • Cut their entire campus’s carbon footprint in half

The Interview

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