Regis University's campus and facilities demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability
The choices we make tell the story of who we are and what we value. One needs to look no further than the facilities and lawns of Regis’ North Denver (Lowell) Campus for evidence of the University’s strong commitment to sustainability.
Enter any building and Regis’ dedication is on display. The VOC-free paint on the walls doesn’t give off harmful gases. The carpets are made from recycled materials and no chemical adhesives are used to install them. Buildings are cleaned using citrus-based cleansers and cloth material, and stocked with 100-percent-recycled paper products. The St. John Francis Regis Chapel is an illustrative example of sustainability in practice. Built to exceed LEED Silver Standards, the facility’s exterior shell is constructed entirely from recycled and sustainable material. The interior blends recycled, extended life cycle and certified forestry green products.
Campus grounds also demonstrate a commitment to sustainable initiatives. The arboretum is not just picturesque, but trees are planted near buildings to naturally block sun in the summer and welcome it in the winter, creating less reliance on heating and cooling systems. To regulate water usage, Regis uses smart irrigation systems, moisture-retaining mulch and drought tolerant plants.
“Every year we try to add to our initiatives,” says Mike Redmond, associate vice president of Physical Plant. “We are a large organization, but we don’t have to be massive consumers.” Regis is, in fact, on the leading edge of green practices in the region. And as new buildings continue to emerge on campus, the University is more committed than ever to ensuring minimal environmental impact. It is a choice Regis makes every day – one that says a lot about who we are and what we value.
Regis University invites you to join a community that lives its values.