During the 2022 annual meeting of a stormwater collective known as the Indiana MS4 Partnership, the University of Notre Dame received the New Municipal Best Management Practice Award for the Joyce Center green roof project. Green roofs are part of Notre Dame’s sustainability strategy and overall goal of protecting and conserving our water, energy and natural resources. Green roofs provide many benefits to the environment, and mitigating stormwater runoff is one of them.
Totaling 79,096 square feet, the Joyce Center green roof project is the largest in Indiana and among any higher ed institution in the U.S. In addition to the Joyce Center green roof, the Duncan Student Center, Corbett Family Hall and O’Neill Hall are home to almost 43,000 square feet of green roof space collectively.