Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

New Construction

The Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) is the latest in Loyola's fleet of high-performing buildings. Starting with the Klarchek Information Commons and continued with Cuneo Hall, the Niehoff Nursing School, the Damen Student Union, and De Nobili Hall, Loyola is exploring how green buildings can support a premiere educational experience. Loyola is committed to integrating sustainability throughout the curriculum, culture, and campus in the built and intellectual infrastructure of the university.

The IES is an innovative, interactive, and adaptable sustainable living and learning environment. It provides both a prototype and a demonstration of the opportunities for innovation and integration that an urban academic/residential setting provides. As part of the extension of the campus south of W. Sheridan Rd, IES acts as a link between the academic campus and the new sophomore and freshmen residential area; creating a unique identity for the South Campus. The center is a working laboratory, where a diverse population of Loyola University students, researchers, and community members participate in ongoing experiment in innovation and environmental stewardship.

‌IES is not only a building- it is a new academic unit merging the Environmental Science Department, the Office of Sustainability, the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy, and the academic programs of the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus.

To learn more about the new Institute of Environmental Sustainability, click here

Additional new construction projects include:

  • LEED Silver: Klarchek Information Commons, Norville Athletic Center, Damen Student Center
  • LEED Gold: Cuneo Hall, Marcella Neihoff School of Nursing
  • Coming Soon: Institute of Environmental Sustainability (Target Gold), De Nobili Residence Hall (Target Silver), Quinlan School of Business (Target TBD) and Center for Transformational Research (Target TBD).