Loyola University Chicago Saves Big with Efficiency Advancements

Loyola University Reduces Energy with High Performance Windows, Geothermal HVAC

Energy Manager Today, July 10, 2014

The goal of Loyola University Chicago’s Center for Sustainable Urban Living (CSUL) is to become a closed-loop urban agricultural community, a net-zero sustainable environment where people live, work and grow their own food.

According to the university’s Office of Sustainability, the newly completed CSUL complex will contribute to a 50 percent decrease in energy consumption from the ASHRAE’s standard energy baseline.

The CSUL includes an existing 11-story structure whose lower three levels were renovated and expanded, a newly constructed 357-bed student residence and a new six-story building.

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