Students, staff, and faculty are invited to visit sites across campus where innovation is at work. See first-hand how Catholic University is committed to being a living laboratory for our students and creating a healthy environment for the entire community.
To request a tour for your class or office, please fill out the Sustainability Tour Request Form. If you have any questions, email email@example.com.
General Sustainability Tour
Catholic University is committed to sustainability across all of our operations. During this tour, you will learn about our sustainability initiatives ranging from academic programs to green infrastructure to waste management and much more. This tour is 1 hour in length.
Tree TourCatholic University has a diverse ecosystem with over 1,500 trees across campus. During this tour, you will learn about the variety of trees on campus, how the University manages its trees, and the benefits of a healthy ecosystem to our community. This tour is 1 hour in length.
Catholic University has over 80 stormwater management devices across campus. During this tour, you will visit rain gardens and a green roof and learn about Catholic University’s efforts to mitigate stormwater runoff. This tour is 1 hour in length.
Catholic University has six solar panel installations on Main Campus and North Campus and is currently building a ground mounted solar array on West Campus. During this tour, you will have the option to visit the Pangborn Hall, Gibbons Hall, O’Boyle carport, or under-construction West Campus arrays. You will learn about the benefits of solar energy to our campus and the DC community, as well as the process for installing solar arrays on campus. This tour is 1-2 hours in length, depending on the arrays visited.
Power Plant Building
Catholic University recently completed the Energy Project, a multi-year effort to upgrade the heating and cooling systems across campus. During this tour, you will visit the campus Power Plant building and learn about the upgrades as well as how heating and cooling is distributed across campus. This tour is 1 hour in length.
LEED Building Tour: Maloney Hall
There are four LEED certified buildings on campus, including Maloney Hall, Opus Hall, Father O’Connell Hall, and the Crough Center. During this tour of Maloney Hall, you will learn about the LEED certification process, the LEED Lab course, and the features in our buildings that helped them qualify them for LEED certification. This tour is 1 hour in length.