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November 19, 2015

University managing energy consumption as campus grows

While the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus has added 23.3 percent more square footage since 2003 — with new but more energy-intensive buildings to support world-class research — Energy Management has maintained an 8 percent annual energy-consumption savings for six years.   

November 18, 2015

U-M, two national labs to study energy savings in connected vehicles

Could vehicles that communicate with each other and their surroundings, helping drivers avoid crashes, also save energy?

The University of Michigan is working with two U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories to study whether connected and automated vehicles could help people drive more efficiently.

October 15, 2015

U-M Health System projects to improve energy efficiency

A $3 million project for new occupancy sensors and a $1.3 million air handler upgrade project will improve energy efficiency at the U-M Health System's University Hospital.

The two projects were approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

September 14, 2015

EarthFest's Party for the Planet set for Thursday

The University of Michigan campus community is invited to join the annual "Party for the Planet" at EarthFest on Thursday.

This sustainability-themed event features free local food, chef demonstrations, live entertainment and games with prizes on the Central Campus Diag from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

September 11, 2015

University climbs to gold rating for sustainability performance

The University of Michigan's sustainability performance has moved up to a gold rating by the international Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System. The new rating is an improvement from the university's previous silver rating in 2012.

July 9, 2015

U-M, partners predict severe harmful algal bloom for Lake Erie

University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues predict the 2015 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom season will be among the most severe in recent years and could become the second-most severe behind the record-setting 2011 bloom.

June 3, 2015

Federal funding extends Great Lakes climate research at U-M, MSU

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University have been awarded $3.65 million from the federal government to continue the study of climate change adaptation and climate variability in the Great Lakes region for another five years.

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