The campus infrastructure at Saint Michael's has a large impact on the environment. According to the US Green Building Council, buildings account for:
- 70% of electricity consumption
- 39% of energy use
- 39% of all carbon dioxide emissions
- 40% of raw materials use
- 30% of waste output (136 million tons annually)
- 12% of potable water consumption
It's our goal to minimize these impacts. We do this by retrofitting existing buildings with energy efficient upgrades, and by making sure new campus buildings are held to high environmental building standards, such as our LEED Silver certified Pomerleau Alumni Center (see story), a 6,500-square-foot multi-use building that provides meeting and conference spaces as well as offices for Alumni and Parent Relations.