Indiana Drawdown Solution #42 – Heat Pumps – Ball State University’s System Saves $2 Million Annually

Heat pumps work like refrigerators — they transfer heat from a cold space to a hot one. Ball State’s heat pump system uses underground pipes to heat and cool 47 buildings, saving $2 million annually.

The building sector worldwide uses approximately 32 percent of all energy generated; more than one-third of that is for heating and cooling…

When paired with renewable energy sources and building structures designed for efficiency, heat pumps could eliminate almost all emissions from heating and cooling.

Project Drawdown solution #42 – Heat Pumps

And did you know Ball State’s heat pump system is the largest in the entire country? It enables them to not only cut their carbon footprint in half but also to support 2,300 jobs directly and indirectly.

For more, see:

Resources

Official Websites

Ball State University’s Geothermal Energy System

Sustainability at Ball State University

Ball State University – White Paper (4 Pages)

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US Department of Energy Case Study (42 Pages)

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