IHM “Green House” Tour

Since 2003, we have welcomed more than 10,000 visitors to tour and to learn.

Colleges and universities have incorporated the Motherhouse tour into their curricula. An instructor billed the tour segment of his curriculum as “Sustainability and historic preservation: The mother of all models.” One student even changed his career goal to the environmental field as a direct result of what he learned from the tour.

The Sustainable Campus Planning Office facilitates the Motherhouse Tour program. The focus of the tour is sustainability and the “green design” features of the renovated Motherhouse. The two-hour tour program starts with a video presentation of Blue Nuns Go Green, (also available for viewing on this page) featuring our vision of sustainability and the story of the Motherhouse renovation. This is followed by a guided tour of the Motherhouse and its sustainable design features, including the geothermal heating and cooling system, the graywater recycling system and other energy efficient and environmentally friendly features of the renovation.


More info

To schedule a tour

Call 734-240-9754 or email our tour registrar.

The tour fee is $12 per person for adults and $5 per student.

Listen and Learn  - Visitors have the option of using audio phones to listen to recordings describing campus features that highlight  our “learning lab for sustainability.”

For more information
Download the tour brochure.