University of Notre Dame Continues Sustainable Lighting Projects Across Campus

University of Notre Dame Continues Sustainable Lighting Projects Across Campus

Author: Donnetta McClellan

In early 2018, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart received a light fixture makeover.   This two-phase project supports the University’s on-going Energy Conservation Measures program to reduce its environmental impact and increase economic savings. 

 

The lighting project is brightening in more ways than one.  The change from incandescent light bulbs to more energy-efficient LED lights saves money on energy costs, reduces hazardous waste disposal, and provides richer, higher quality lighting throughout the Basilica. …

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Notre Dame Continues its Commitment to Sustainability

Notre Dame Continues its Commitment to Sustainability

Author: Donnetta McClellan

A key component of the University’s Comprehensive Sustainability Strategy includes reducing its carbon dioxide emissions in part through increasing its use of renewable and recoverable energy sources. A new energy plant, located in the small wooded area northeast of campus, will help do that.

The East Plant will house mechanical equipment for the new geothermal well fields located beneath the Ricci Fields; two 2,000-ton electric-driven chillers; and a thermal energy storage tank with the capacity to store 2 million gallons of chilled water.…

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Notre Dame Continues to Rank Among Most Beautiful College Campuses

Notre Dame Continues to Rank Among Most Beautiful College Campuses

Author: Donnetta McClellan

With a crew of approximately 45 employees strong, Landscape Services maintains more than 1,250 acres of campus property by using several sustainable practices and plantings.  While they do spend a fair amount of time keeping the lawns treated and trimmed, they also have the responsibility of landscaping new and re-landscaping existing buildings on campus, all while keeping sustainability in mind. …

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Annual Notre Dame Free Shred Event

Annual Notre Dame Free Shred Event

Author: Donnetta McClellan

Do you have unwanted personal or confidential papers piling up at home you need to dispose of? On Wednesday, August 9th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, the University’s shred provider, Shred-it, in conjunction with University Archives at the Hesburgh Library, is offering free and secure confidential document destruction for all University faculty, staff, and students. This event will be held rain or shine.…

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