Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Campus

 Our physical infrastructure has an enormous impact on Loyola's energy and carbon footprint. We take pride in the efficiency and conservation achieved on all of our campuses.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Loyola is committed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified Buildings for all new construction. Read more...

Green Rooftops

Loyola has more green roofs than any other college in the midwest. Read more...

Net Zero Energy Campus

Loyola University's Retreat & Ecology Campus (LUREC) is working toward the goal of running the entire campus on renewable energy. Read more...

Green Laboratories

Some of the most resource intensive activities on a college campus are those connected with our laboratories. Read more...

Storm Water Management

Loyola's landscaping is designed to support sustainable storm water management practices, keeping millions of gallons from the sewer system and reducing community flooding. Read more...

Energy Efficient Design and Renewables

Many of Loyola's buildings employ sustainable technologies. There have been significant retrofits to heating and cooling infrastructure and energy efficiency upgrades throughout Loyola. Read more...

Composting

Loyola has multiple composting programs, including aerobic composting in our gardens and plate-waste composting in dining halls. Read more...

John Felice Rome Center

Loyola has made commitment to sustainability. The John Felice Center in Rome has taken this commitment to heart as part of the international experience of a transformative education. Read more...

Garden Design Competition

A workshop competition was held in 2015 for students and professional landscape architects and designers to create a garden design for the east lawn of Burrowes Hall. Read more...

Student-Driven Bottled Water Ban

Loyola students voted to ban the sale of bottled water on campus, viewing access to water as a fundamental human right. Read more...

Smart Irrigation

Loyola's Smart Irrigation System provides the most efficient way to get water to trees and shrubs when stressful dry conditions exist. Read more...

Campus Urban Agriculture

The Urban Agriculture Demonstration Gardens Project provides interactive, real-world educational tools for the entire Loyola community. Read more...

ChainLinks

ChainLinks, a student-operated bike rental and repair shop, is active in promoting cycling and alternative transportation. Read more...

Intercampus Shuttle Bus

At Loyola, all students, faculty, and staff are eligible to ride the biodiesel-powered inter-campus shuttle free of charge. Read more...

Green Data Centers

Loyola recognizes the impact computing equipment can have on energy consumption and cost to students. Read more...

Loyola Farmers Market

The Loyola's Farmers Market at our Lake Shore Campus brings local, sustainable food to the campus community. Read more...

Engrained Cafe at the Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Opening in the Fall of 2013, the Institute for Environmental Sustainability includes an organic cafe based on sustainable dining principles. Read more...

Native Landscaping

Native landscaping is used on Loyola's grounds for a variety of environmental benefits. Read more...

Migratory Bird Window Collisions

Loyola students created SOAR: Student Operation for Avian Relief to work with facilities managers to make buildings “bird-safe” during migratory season by closing blinds and turning out lights to prevent birds from flying into windows and by rescuing injured birds for rehabilitation. Read more...

Ecological Restoration

At the Retreat & Ecology Campus, Loyola is in the process of restoring the biodiversity of fragile ecosystems in rural Illinois. Read more...

Gentle Pavement De-Icing

Facilities Management at Loyola uses some sugar beet-based anti-icing granules to protect the watershed and Lake Michigan. Read more...

Green Cleaning

Cleaning products used on campus meet certain green standards. Read more...