Recycling at SJ Quinney: Where Does It Go and What You Should Know S.J. Quinney College of Law is always looking for ways to improve and leave a lighter environmental foot print. One such practice embraced by the school is recycling. In the current building aluminum, plastic, and cardboard recycling bins are found near the coffee cart and in the breezeway atrium. Paper bins are in the […]

Alternative Visions Fund: Looking Towards a More Sustainable Future Thanks to a generous gift from the Alternative Visions Fund of the Chicago Community Trust, the new S. J. Quinney College of Law building is truly one of a kind. The $4.5 million contribution was given to provide a state-of-the-art and environmentally sustainable home befitting a premiere institution. The innovative design features, responsible construction, […]

The LEED Certification Process: Guiding Sustainable Design, Construction, and Practices for the New Building I am sure you have heard the term LEED in relation to the new Law School, but do you really know what it means? If you are not sure, or would like a bit more information, here is a quick overview of the LEED rating system and its benefits for buildings. LEED, or Leadership […]

Welcome to the Green Team Blog! With the pursuit of LEED Platinum Certification, the new S.J. Quinney College of Law building is not only a world class learning institute – but an exciting catalyst for leadership in the area of sustainable development and practices. Working to achieve those goals is the Green Team, a collaborative group of faculty, staff, students, […]