Energy Efficiency

  • Major operating plant equipment is being replaced utilizing high efficiency rated equipment. This applies to the heating/cooling plants, ventilation equipment and other major infrastructure.

  • The continued installation and improvement of a building automation system allows for more efficient operation of plant equipment.

  • All primary lighting systems have been retrofitted to high efficiency ballasts and energy saving fluorescent lamps. Wherever possible, incandescent and flood lamps have been replaced by CFLs.

  • Solar lighting systems have been installed at key exterior locations on campus, with more to follow in the future.

  • DePaul has recently installed solar lighting at two locations on Lincoln Park Campus. Solar arrays and collectors are powering a significant number of exterior security light fixtures. DePaul is committed to additional solar installations in the future.

  • DePaul is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Challenge and has completed in excess of $6 million in energy related projects in the new millennium, focusing mainly on lighting and hvac system retrofits.

  • Building temperatures have been set higher in the summer and lower in cold months. During the holiday break most buildings are kept at 55° (for freeze protection). This results in significant energy savings.

  • DePaul is purchasing five percent of its electrical energy requirement from renewable resources.

  • DePaul recently finished several mechanical equipment upgrades- with new equipment in place that uses less energy and reduces carbon footprint. Achieved this with rebate funding for Commonwealth Edison.

News & Events

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  • Winter DRMA Lecture

    The Gondi: Family Strategy and Survival in Early Modern France. Lecturer: Dr. Joanna Milstein, 11:30AM - 1:00PM in Room 115 Richardson Library, RSVP
  • Filming through a Vincentian Lens

    Reception: 5:30 pm Screening and Panel Discussion: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm CDM Theatre: 247 S. State St. Chicago, IL

    9:30 AM DePaul University’s DePaul Center Keynote Speaker: David Ansell, MD, MPH, Rush University Medical Center
  • Autumn DRMA 2014

    Title - Jansenism: Its Key Figures, Themes, and Relevance Today, Speaker: Brian Stayer, Tuesday, September 23, 2014; 11:30 am - 1:00 pm in the Richardson Library, Room 115. Lunch will be served.
  • Sister Helen Prejean Week

    Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., activist and author of Dead Man Walking, will once again visit DePaul for a week’s worth of programming inspired by her work