October 31, 2020

President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality

  1. October 21, 2020

    Carbon accounting group quantifies U-M emissions

    The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality’s carbon accounting subgroup focuses on bringing together otherwise disparate emissions data — U-M energy sources, the commission’s internal analysis teams, and utility firms.

  2. October 13, 2020

    Carbon neutrality commission extends timeline for final report

    The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, charged with recommending a timeline and pathway for U-M to achieve net zero emissions, plans to release draft recommendations by the end of the fall semester. 

  3. October 1, 2020

    U-M joins universities, nonprofits, governments at Midwest Climate Summit

    U-M is partnering with approximately 20 other higher education institutions, nonprofits and local governments to kick off the Midwest Climate Summit, a virtual series of keynotes, panels and workshops throughout the fall.

  4. September 15, 2020

    Mobility electrification group explores paths to lower emissions

    The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality is exploring emissions from direct campus operations and purchased power, as well as those from individual actions relating to university business.

  5. September 8, 2020

    Virtual Earthfest 2020 to celebrate sustainability at U-M

    The week of Sept. 14-18 marks the 25th anniversary of Earthfest, U-M’s annual fall event celebrating sustainability initiatives across U-M that this year will encompass a series of virtual events and activities.

  6. August 11, 2020

    Research teams explore campus culture, external partnerships

    Two research teams involved with the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality are focused on collaborative approaches involving campus culture and communication, and external collaboration.

  7. July 17, 2020

    Gift offers faculty funding for efforts to slash emissions

    A $5 million gift has established the Graham Sustainability Institute’s new Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Program, a program to support faculty research that will reduce carbon emissions.

  8. July 7, 2020

    Buildings analysis group examines emissions reductions potential

    A President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality team is examining opportunities to enable new and existing U-M buildings to demand less energy, while decreasing emissions and reducing operating costs.

  9. June 4, 2020

    Carbon commission releases second interim progress report

    The U-M President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality has released its second interim report, building on extensive analyses by various affiliate teams and external firms across myriad topics.

  10. May 12, 2020

    Research group looks to encourage energy conservation

    Buildings accounted for 98.5 percent of total Ann Arbor campus energy use during fiscal year 2019, and one U-M research team has been exploring ways to better enable energy efficiency projects in existing buildings.