February 17, 2022
Geo-exchange system to generate renewable heating, cooling
A geo-exchange facility adjacent to the Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building is planned to supply the building’s heating and cooling.
January 14, 2022
Sustainability goals advance alongside carbon neutrality efforts
U-M has made progress toward its 2025 sustainability goals for the Ann Arbor campus in many areas, while the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on campus operations continues.
January 12, 2022
U-M unveils universitywide energy conservation projects
Following its commitment last year to achieve universitywide carbon neutrality, U-M is unveiling an initial $5 million investment in energy conservation measures that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
December 16, 2021
Annual report shows U-M thriving during challenging year
The challenges of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic tested U-M over the past year, but the university rose to meet the challenges “at every turn,” according to the 2020-21 fiscal year annual report.
May 26, 2021
U-M launches Planet Blue Global Impact websites
A new series of websites, collectively known as Planet Blue Global Impact, highlight the university’s research, engagement and leadership across an array of sustainability topics.
May 20, 2021
U-M commits to carbon neutrality universitywide
President Mark Schlissel has announced U-M will achieve carbon neutrality across all emissions scopes, outlining a series of commitments that place sustainability at the center of the university’s mission.
March 25, 2021
Regents’ remarks regarding changes in U-M investment strategyRemarks of Regent Mark J. Bernstein Last February, at our last in-person board meeting before COVID, this board announced that we would consider our investment policy with regard to fossil fuels. I am deeply grateful to my board colleagues, President Schlissel and everyone, especially our exceptional students and faculty, who participated in the thorough, inclusive…
March 25, 2021
U-M shifts strategy for natural resources investments
The university’s investment strategy will focus more on renewable energy, stop investing in certain fossil fuel-based funds and halt direct investments in publicly traded companies that are the largest greenhouse gas contributors.
March 25, 2021
Schlissel highlights final carbon neutrality commission report
On the heels of the release of the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality’s final report, President Mark Schlissel expects to announce soon the university’s next steps toward achieving net-zero emissions.
March 18, 2021
Carbon neutrality commission submits final report and recommendations
The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality has submitted its final report and recommendations for U-M to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across all three campuses.