Future Plans

DePaul is committed to designing all of its future new construction projects to be LEED certified. Design features include but will not be limited to the following:

  • Introducing native vegetation that require no irrigation, following xeriscaping techniques (e.g., using grass clippings as mulch, purchasing organic materials to supplement soil and prevent pests, and properly designing plant areas)

  • Implementing a storm water management plan to reduce runoff

  • Installing a partial green roof with highly reflective surfaces to reduce heat island effect

  • Limiting exterior lighting and controlling interior lights with time clocks and occupancy sensors

  • Specifying and installing energy-efficient heat and cooling plant equipment

  • Using dual flush toilets and low flow showers, sinks and urinals

  • Incorporating recycled products and locally harvested and manufactured building materials with construction waste recycled; and specifying Forest Stewardship Council certified wood

  • Specifying low-emitting materials

  • Specifying and installing building automation systems that will help to improve efficiencies of operation and therefore save on energy expended

  • Implementing green housekeeping program and chemical resource management plan

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!