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Rubloff Hall to be featured at Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn’s Sustainable University Symposium

First Illinois university building to receive LEED Gold designation from U.S. Building Council

Chicago (Aug. 10, 2007) – Saint Xavier University’s newest residence hall, Arthur Rubloff Hall, will be featured at the second annual Sustainable University Symposium held by Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn and hosted by Illinois State University Aug. 14, 2007 at its College of Business Building in Normal. 

“Green living” will be the symposium’s theme this year and will feature multiple examples of green construction projects. 
Paul Matthews, SXU assistant vice president for facilities management, will speak at the symposium about the benefits of green building and the merits of Rubloff Hall. 

“It is an honor to represent Saint Xavier at the upcoming symposium,” Matthews said. “Saint Xavier is delighted to be the state’s higher education leader for green building practices.”   

Saint Xavier University recently received the LEED Gold designation from the U.S. Green Building Council for Rubloff Hall. To receive the prestigious designation, the first for a college or university in the state of Illinois, the University incorporated an exceptional number of “green” strategies to protect the Earth’s natural resources into the building’s construction.   

Saint Xavier is also a member of the Illinois Sustainable University Compact, which has pledged to accomplish multiple environmentally sound goals by Dec. 31, 2010, including energy purchases from renewable sources, reduced carbon emissions, and requiring green building practices for all new construction.

Contact:    Joe Moore
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Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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