Loyola University Chicago

Digital Media Services

Information Technology Services

LUclean and Sustainability

On April 21, 2014, Digital Media Services introduced “LUclean,” a program focused on increasing sustainable practices within four main areas: lab printing, workstation cleaning, energy usage and recycling (both paper and electronics). Over a two month planning period, including trials of several “green” products, ITS introduced improved services emphasizing sustainable practices. Participant feedback (N=70) during the pilot indicated that:

  • 70% of respondents indicated that they were printing documents that were required by their instructors;
  • 98% of respondents would like to see all printers at Loyola using 100% recycled paper and soy-based toner;
  • 95% of respondents would use a LUclean converted printer for their next print job; and
  • On a Likert scale of 1 (significantly worse than other printers) - 10 (significantly better than other printers), 90% of respondents indicated that the quality of the soy and 100% recycled paper print job was an 8 or higher.
  • 93% would recycle their document after they completed their use and correlated with 93% who would consider other sustainable efforts.

These improvements and reinforcements aid in reducing our ITS environmental footprint and support the overall sustainable initiatives of the University. We invite you to learn more about our efforts through the links provided below: