Loyola Marymount University remains comitted to incorporating sustainability into all newly constructed buildings on campus. All new construction or major renovations must be LEED certified or equivalent. Buildings with a sustainable design offer economic, environmental, and societal benefits. Some of these benefits include healthier, natural light which allow students and employees to perform better and improve overall moods.
What makes it "Green"?
- Over 31% reduction in indoor water use, using low flow showers, faucets and low-flush water closets
- Drip irrigation using reclaimed water – 57.7% reduction from EPA baseline
- Drought-tolerant/native planting
- Storm water management using bioswales
- The projected annual energy consumption of the building is 39.8 kBTU/sf/year EUI.
- 2% projected energy cost saving beyond the ASHRAE 90.1 baseline.
- 88% total energy cost offset by onsite renewable energy.
- High-performance windows
- All LED light fixtures
- Two operable panes per window in all student rooms to enhance natural ventilation
- Light-colored paving to reduce heat island effect
- Access to Daylight
- 3% Living spaces with Access to quality views
- 76% construction waste diverted from landfills
Health and Well Being
- Designed for active occupants using exterior stairs and decks
- Designed to promote socialization and a sense of community
- Low VOC materials and finishes for healthy indoor air quality