Damen Student Center Sustainability Features (LEED)
The Damen Student Center's environmental features and technologies further its mission to support the Loyola experience, continuing our commitment to LEED-certified buildings and a sustainable campus infrastructure. The new Student Center has achieved LEED Silver! Some key sustainable building features include: 75% of construction waste management was diverted from landfills, 50% of the building is green roof, 20% of the materials used come from recycled content, 10% of materials used are processed and manufactured regionally. The building also features storm water quality and quantity control measures, a heat island roof design with low albedo, water efficient fixtures to reduce water use up to 30%, optimized energy performance above code requirements, an innovative earth duct make up air system, natural ventilation in all habitable spaces, and day light harvesting.
Check out the link below to get a better idea of what some of these features are: