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Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date Jan. 17, 2014
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Loyola University Chicago
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for existing buildings?:
Yes or No
LEED for Existing Buildings or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) No
The DGNB system, Green Star Performance, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM-In Use, CASBEE for Existing Building, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) No

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list or sample of certified buildings and ratings:

Current LEED certified buildings on campus include the Klarchek Information Commons, Norville, Niehoff Nursing School, Damen Student Union, di Nobili Hall and Cuneo Hall.


Total floor area of eligible building space (operations and maintenance):
4094000 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
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Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
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Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for existing buildings:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is maintained in accordance with formally adopted sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies, but NOT certified:
0 Square Feet

A copy of the sustainable building operations and maintenance guidelines or policies:
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The date the guidelines or policies were formally adopted:
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A brief description of the sustainable building operations and maintenance program and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

N/A


A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with sustainable building operation and maintenance guidelines and policies:

Loyola University recognizes that its physical infrastructure has an enormous impact on energy and the size of our carbon footprint. Loyola is dedicated to efficiency and conservation on all campuses.

Over the past 10 years, the Facilities Management Department at LUC has constructed new, high-efficiency buildings and completed major retrofits and renovations to improve older and historic buildings. In fact, Loyola's electric and natural gas usage and cost per square foot has dropped by 62% since 2001 and continues to decrease. To illustrate, this decrease saves almost 30,000 metric tons of CO2 from being emitted to the atmosphere each year. This is equivalent to saving the burning of 150 rail cars full of coal or 360 tanker trucks full of gasoline!

In recent years, Loyola has committed all new construction & renovations, where possible, to at least a Silver rating through the US Green Building Council's LEED certification.

For existing or historical buildings on campus, Loyola encourages the development of innovative opportunities for energy savings. For example, a collaboration between Solomon Cordwell Buenz (architects), Argonne National Laboratory (building science), Elara Engineering (mechanical and electrical engineering), and Loyola, Dumbach Hall was retrofitted to achieve at least 30% improvement in energy performance.

Moreover, LUC's Retreat and Ecology Campus offers the opportunity to create a "Net-Zero energy" facility. The efficiency improvements and retrofits conducted on this campus have the potential to bring the total energy use to a level that can be made up entirely by renewable energy sources located on the property.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or sustainable operations and maintenance guidelines or policies is available:

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