In the U.S., buildings account for 36% of total energy use, 65% of electricity consumption, 30% of greenhouse gas emissions, 30% of raw material use, 30% of waste output (136 million tons annually), and 12% of potable water consumption. Conversely, buildings also represent the greatest opportunity for reducing our ecological footprint and generating energy savings. As a result of tremendous effort, investment and achievement, Loyola Marymount University:
- Has three Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings, and is committed to LEED in all new construction
- Has the largest solar roof system of any university in the world: 81,000 sq. ft. of panels generate enough electricity to eliminate annual CO2 emissions equivalent to driving a car 2 million + miles
- Uses solar thermal systems to heat hot water in four of our 12 dormitory buildings
- Undertook a $2.2 million lighting program utilizing energy-efficient bulbs, fixtures and controls
- Uses building management systems to maximize energy performance and minimize harmful emissions
- Has the largest green roof at any university in the world
Find out more about our built environment by clicking on any of the links below.