Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Green Data Centers

Loyola recognizes the impact computing equipment can have on energy consumption and cost to students.  That why we’ve invested in highly efficient data centers at Dumbach Hall, Corboy Law Center, Mundelein Hall and the Stritch School of Medicine.

Key features include:

  • Raised floor, variable flow fans and drives, and plenum air handling more efficiently provide cooling.
  • Free air economizers use cooler air from outdoors or other parts of the building to cool servers and equipment.
  • Waste heat recovery which is then utilized by building heating equipment.
  • ITS has virtualized more than 70 percent of its servers and upgraded to Energy Star equipment.
  • Electronic meters allow us to monitor energy savings and provide data which will informs future design and purchasing decisions

The Dumbach Hall project was recognized by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers for Excellence in Engineering.

Our work was featured by the National Wildlife Foundation

You can find more information on Loyola’s Information Technology Services and our server systems here.

Also, ITS has created its own Green Team to help build a culture of sustainability across campus.  Learn more about their work here:  http://luc.edu/its/green/

If you are interested in starting your own Green Team within your department, contact sustainability@luc.edu for more information.