The Catholic University of America

Environmental Initiatives at CUA

From the beautiful trees, flowers, and lawns of its park-like campus, to its green roofs and 49-acre woodland, the landscape of Catholic University is a virtual laboratory of sustainabile environmental practices.

Green Landscape


  • Partnership with Casey Trees to help restore, enhance, and protect the tree canopy of the nation’s capital.
  • Green Star award for ground management.
  • Recognition for being a 2013 Tree Campus USA School.
  • Integrated pest management to minimize the use of chemicals on campus.

Green Buildings

Crough Hall

  • Green roofs on Father O'Connell Hall, Aquinas Hall, and the Law School Garage.
  • Construction of Opus Hall as LEED-certified building.
  • Crough Center designation as LEED Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (EB: O+M) certified.
  • Custodial staff uses Green Seal certified products.

CUA Sign

Green Transportation


  • Brookland/CUA Metro station adjacent to campus.
  • Capital Bikeshare station on campus, and bike racks throughout campus.
  • Zip cars available on campus.
  • CUA shuttle bus program.
  • Comprehensive Transportation Demand Management Plan included in CUA Master Plan.