Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Energy Use

Energy icon Loyola pushes the boundary of what a University can do with new buildings and its shrinking energy footprint. We aspire to be a “Net –Zero” energy campus through massive conservation efforts, renewable energy installations and living greenroofs. 

Energy use on the Lake Shore Campus has been reduced by 18% since 2008, saving the University over $6.2 Million in energy costs. Loyola's smart infrastructure is sustainable infrastructure.

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...

Green Laboratories

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

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 Data Centers

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

Solar Thermal

The Green Initiative Fund awarded a student $10,000 to conduct a feasibility study for heating hot water using the sun on Loyola residence halls. Read more...

Earth Hour & Campus Conservation Nationals

Loyola participates in Earth Hour each year, a program focused on energy conservation. Read more...

Electric Vehicle Charging

Loyola now has 2 electric vehicle charging stations installed and infrastructure to add an additional 6 stations. They are located in the Fordham parking garage on the Lake Shore Campus. Read more...