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Sustainability

The links on this page provide a guide to content on the Catholic University website that is related to the topic of sustainability.

Architecture Programs Ranked 15th: 10/30/14 The School of Architecture and Planning’s Master’s in City and Regional Planning (MCRP) program was named the 15th best small program of its kind in the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, 4th Edition.

LEED Lab: 10/28/14 Patricia Andrasik, assistant professor of architecture, was quoted in a story in University Business on the LEED EB:O+M certification by students of Crough Hall.

Dedication of Restored Father O'Connell Hall: 10/9/14 Catholic University’s newly renovated Father O’Connell Hall — built in 1914 and now LEED certified — will be formally dedicated with a ceremony.

Crough Center LEED EB: O+M Certified by Architecture Students: 9/16/14 Faculty, staff, students, and administrators gathered Monday, Sept. 15 to acknowledge the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies being designated LEED Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (EB: O+M) certified.

Crough to be Certified LEED EB: O+M: 9/8/14 A ceremony will be held at CUA’s Crough Center on Sept. 15 to acknowledge the building being designated LEED Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (EB: O+M) certified. It is the first building in the world to be certified by students as part of a formal course.

Improved Recycling, Composting Measures: 8/22/14 In an effort to decrease landfill waste, the University’s Office of Facilities Operations has partnered with Waste Management, North America’s largest residential recycler, to improve recycling efforts on campus.

What is Recyclable?: 8/22/14 Catholic University participates in single-stream recycling. That means all recyclables can be placed in the same bin.

University Recognized for Tree Management: 5/28/14 The Catholic University of America has been recognized as a 2013 Tree Campus by the Arbor Day Foundation — the third consecutive year the campus has earned the distinction.

CUA Recognized in Green Power Challenge: 4/22/14 The Catholic University of America was recognized April 22 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2013-2014 Individual Conference Champion of the College & University Green Power Challenge.

VSL Process Repurposes Old Technology: 2/4/14 The Vitreous State Laboratory has developed a process to repurpose old televisions and computers into ceramic tiles.

D.C. Solar Decathlon Team Places Seventh: 10/14/13 The first-ever Washington, D.C., team to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, placed in the top five universities for six of the 10 total contests in the elite international competition.

Keynote to Highlight Wildlife Conservation: 9/18/13 Biology research symposium keynote speaker will address worldwide wildlife conservation.

Solar Decathlon House Revealed: 8/27/13 Students from three District of Columbia universities revealed their energy-efficient home of the future today as they prepare to kick off a cross-country journey to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

Solar Decathlon Send-Off Event: 8/22/13 Members of Team Capitol DC will celebrate the completion of HARVEST HOME with a home blessing and tours open to the public.

CUArch Alum Wins UNBUILT Award: 5/24/13 Double alumnus Andrew Baldwin wins a first-place award from the American Institute of Architects' D.C. chapter for his design of a Native American-style lacrosse camp.

Cardoza High School Helps Team Capitol DC in Solar Decathlon: 4/23/13 Several members of Team Capitol DC visited Francis L. Cardozo High School in Washington, D.C., last week to invite high school students to help build furniture for Harvest House, a home being built on CUA’s campus for the Solar Decathlon competition.

CUA Recognized as Top Green Power Purchaser: 4/17/13 CUA was recognized today by the U.S. EPA as a 2012-2013 Individual Conference Champion of the College & University Green Power Challenge.

Earth Day Events: 4/15/13 This month groups and departments across campus will celebrate sustainability in preparation for Earth Day on April 22.

Experts on Sustainability: 4/11/13 Professors at The Catholic University of America are available to comment on topics related to sustainability including utilities management, LEED certification, energy management, sustainable design, and the reuse and recycling of materials.

Crough Center to Be LEED Certified by Students: 4/8/13 Students from CUA’s LEED Lab met last week with University administrators and staff to review the final credits they need to earn LEED Existing Building Operations and Management (EB:O&M) certification for the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies. The Crough Center will be the first building in the nation to be LEED EB:O&M certified by students.

Solar Decathlon Team Kicks Off Construction: 2/27/13 Students from CUA, AU, GWU work together as Team Capitol DC in Solar Decathlon.

CUA, GW, AU Build Solar Decathlon House: 2/20/13 On February 27, students from three D.C. universities band together to begin construction on an energy-efficient home for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013.

University Recognized for Tree Management: 2/6/13 Feb. 6, 2013 University Recognized for Tree Management The Catholic University of America has been named a 2012 Tree Campus by the Arbor Day Foundation, the second consecutive year the campus has ...

Energy Officials Visit University Laboratory: 1/17/13 U.S. Department of Energy officials, including Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, visited the Vitreous State Laboratory to see work in support of the safe immobilization of nuclear wastes.

University Adds 3rd Green Roof: 11/13/12 The Catholic University of America has installed its third green roof on campus as part of the University’s efforts to foster sustainability and environmental stewardship.

CUA Celebrates Solar Panel System : 9/21/12 The Catholic University of America today celebrated the installation of 714 solar panels in the O’Boyle Hall parking lot with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Solar Decathlon Team Launches Website: 7/30/12 Team Capitol D.C. Harvest has launched a website detailing its members and its mission.

• Solar-Powered Bus Stop Shelter Designed: 6/21/12 This spring students were challenged to create visible and comfortable solar-powered shelters where people can wait for University shuttles.

 

CUA Green Initiatives Website