Building & Construction
University buildings and structures are long-lasting commitments to our educational mission. We design our buildings to serve many needs over many decades. They provide space for learning, living, and social interaction, but they also create spaces that reflect the University’s values and Catholic mission. The design and construction of University buildings, with their long-lasting energy and resource demands, can greatly impact sustainability.
As good stewards of the Earth’s resources, the University has taken a number of actions to make its new and existing buildings functional, efficient, aesthetically pleasing, and sustainable. Current University standards ensure that major renovations include increased building and energy efficiency, increased water conservation, and greater sustainable design. However, additional steps can ensure the continued sustainability of all of our buildings and construction.