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April 2018 Chapter Meeting

Ball State University District Geothermal Plant Tour

Tuesday April 17th, 2018

5:30 – 8:00

Alumni Center

2800 W. Bethel Ave.

Muncie, IN 47306


Place:    Ball State University Alumni Center, 2800 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie, IN 47306

Room:   Assembly Hall B

Time:     5:30 pm                Check -In

                6:00 pm                Dinner Served

                6:30 pm                Presentation Begins, Tour of Geothermal Plant will follow

                8:00 pm                Meeting Ends

PDH: 1.5 hours of Professional Development will be available for this meeting

Speaker: James W. Lowe, P.E.

Associate Vice President, Facilities Planning and Management

Ball State University

Jim Lowe is the Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning and Management. Jim serves as the principal administrative officer responsible for the development and implementation of the university’s facilities master plan, space management, oversight for facilities planning, engineering and construction projects, the operation and maintenance of the University’s physical plant, grounds, and the transportation department. Jim has been responsible for directing and leading the design and construction of Ball State’s Geothermal Conversion project, and other Ball State sustainable initiatives. Jim graduated from Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute), Flint, Michigan in 1978 with a BS Mechanical Engineering. Jim came to Ball State University in 1987 after working for General Motors.

Topics:  Jim Lowe will speak about the one-of-a-kind geothermal district system serving Ball State’s Campus.  A tour of the recently completed South Station will follow.       

Chapter Growth:              The recently formed Student Chapter at Ball State University will be introduced.


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