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 Wherever possible, incandescent and flood lamps have been replaced by CFLs.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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  • Sister Helen Prejean Week

    4/21/14
    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
  • Winter Quarter DRMA Lecture

    2/18/14
    11:30am to 1:00pm; Library - Richardson Library Lincoln Park Campus, 115, Kristine Ashton Gunnell, Ph.D. will be giving a lecture on the Daughters of Charity in Los Angeles.
  • Lunch with Vincent

    2/11/14
    LPSC 314A; 11:30am - 1:00pm; Speaker: Susanne Dumbleton; Topic: Empathy: Extravagant and Ordinary
  • Autumn DRMA Lecture

    9/25/13
    Wednesday, September 25 at 11:30am to 1:00pm Library - Richardson Library Lincoln Park Campus, 115. Speaker: Rev. Edward R. Udovic, C.M., Ph.D. will present the autumn quarter lecture titled “St Vincent's Reading List”.
  • Vincentian Heritage Tour Information Session for Faculty & Staff (LPC Campus)

    9/23/13
    Faculty and staff are invited to join in a lunch conversation with those who have previously participated in this study tour of France, and discover why the journey is such a phenomenal opportunity!