Notre Dame's campus is home to a wide array of sustainability features from rain gardens and a green roof, to EV charging stations and nine LEED-certified buildings. Explore these features with this interactive map.
With 12 St. Joseph County Big Tree Champions and several Big Tree State Champions, Notre Dame is home to quite a few impressive trees. Learn about some of the more interesting trees on campus through this tree tour.
Notre Dame's nine LEED buildings include dorms, sports arenas, academic buildings, and even the on-campus inn. Each building uses a combination of sustainable features to achieve this certification including efficient hot water and HVAC systems, high-efficiency lighting, locally sourced building materials, and heat recovery systems.
Each of Notre Dame's dorms are metered for energy use. That data is presented in real time through the Energy Dashboard. Though always useful, the dashboard shines during Megawatt Madness, the annual dorm energy reduction competition.
In order to monitor progress towards campus' strategic sustainability goals, Notre Dame tracks a number of metrics related to sustainability including carbon emissions per gross square foot of building space, recycling rate, and water use per capita.