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Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date Jan. 17, 2014
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Loyola University Chicago
IN-3: Innovation 3

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Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Most Green Roofs of any University in North America

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Loyola has more green roofs than any other college in the Midwest (13 total). They can be found on all three campuses:

Water Tower Campus
• School of Communications
• Rev. Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J., Residence Hall & Terry Student Center

Lake Shore Campus
• Cuneo Hall
• Di Nobli Residence Hall
• Halas Sports Center (Planned)
• Institute for Environmental Sustainability
• Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons
• Norville Center for Intercollegiate Athletics
• Michael R. and Marilyn C. Quinlan Life Sciences Education & Research Center
• The Morgan (Apartments)
• Mundelein Hall
• San Francisco Residence Hall

Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood Campus
• Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

The Quinlan roof resembles a native Illinois Prairie in order to provide habitat for wildlife like pollinating insects and birds.

While most of these buildings incorporated green rooftop design as part of new construction on campus, a green rooftop was added to the Mundelein Hall building (a historical landmark building) during a 2010-2012 renovation project, showing that Loyola is committed to both building green and renovating green.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

The measureable outcomes are the following:
-Most buildings: 13
-Square footage: over 55,000 sq. ft.

Educational projects:
-Research on many topics; pollinators, soil biota, stormwater volume

Outreach/Engagement:
-Tours and trainings including education programs with GreenRoofs for Healthy Cities, the North American green roof trade association


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum Yes
Research Yes
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings Yes
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds Yes
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste No
Water Yes
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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