Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Center (LUREC)

Loyola University
Woodstock, IL

Energy Star rating of 95 out of 100 (average building is rating of 50)
60% annual utility savings (building only)
98.8% annual utility savings (campus)

Project Highlights and Results

  • Entire project driven by University’s long-term desire to create a fully sustainable campus that would be either off-grid or net zero energy usage.
  • First lowered energy consumption of the existing campus to minimize investments needed for renewable energy sources, including vertical closed loop geothermal system with heat pumps.
  • Added renewable energy sources including solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, and wind turbine.

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