Niles, IL // Spring 2021

In partnership with ComEd, Notre Dame College Prep administrators, teachers, and maintenance staff initiated an energy assessment on campus. The school will now replace 900+ light bulbs in classrooms, hallways, gymnasium, library, computer labs, art studio, and cafeteria with new energy-efficient, more sustainable LED light bulbs and fixtures. The upgrade will also include new occupancy sensors, daylighting controls, photocells, dimming technology, time clocks, smart strips, computer power management software, and remote controls. Notre Dame will decrease their current energy usage while lowering electrical costs annually while having a solution to turn off lights that otherwise would remain on at off-hours or overnight. Due to COVID-19, project plans shifted and students were not able to directly be involved in this project. Notre Dame plans for students to become more heavily involved in future sustainability projects like outdoor learning spaces and recycling because sustainability is a big focus of their 5 year strategic plan.

Project type: Energy (Conservation, Efficiency, Renewables)

The school will now replace 900+ light bulbs in classrooms, hallways, gymnasium, library, computer labs, art studio, and cafeteria with new energy-efficient, more sustainable LED light bulbs and fixtures.

Impact & Engagement:

  • 5 faculty and staff
  • Whole school will benefit from sustainability upgrades

Educators & Staff:

  • Shay Boyle, President

Mentors:

  • Debra Kutska, Oakton Community College