More strategic control of air conditioners could improve the overall efficiency and reliability of the power grid and make it easier to transition to renewable energy, and that’s the goal of a $2.9 million grant University of Michigan researchers have received from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.
The University of Michigan has taken an important step toward its goal of carbon neutrality with the selection of the core team that will recommend how to get there, as well as develop scalable and transferable strategies that can be used by other institutions and larger communities to achieve the same goal.
The University of Michigan community is being challenged to think outside the trash bin to reduce the amount of waste generated on Ann Arbor’s campus during the annual RecycleMania Battle of the Buildings Competition.
Partnerships, co-production and research to practice. These themes define four projects recently awarded Catalyst Grants by the Graham Sustainability Institute.
Nine University of Michigan students and a faculty member are attending this month’s COP 24 summit in Katowice, Poland, where envoys from nearly 200 countries have gathered to discuss and coordinate the fight against climate change.
The Board of Regents approved design plans Thursday for a new 100,000-square-foot classroom building on Central Campus that will serve up to 10,000 students each day.
The organizing committee for the third annual Michigan Universitywide Sustainability and Environment Conference is seeking abstracts until Nov. 8.
Faculty and staff will soon have another option for getting around campus and Ann Arbor following an announcement late last week that a local bike sharing program is returning.
The University of Michigan will further its commitment to sustainability by pursuing a path toward carbon neutrality for the university and helping others in the region, state and nation reach the same goal, President Mark Schlissel said Thursday.
University of Michigan’s sustainability performance continues to earn a gold rating by the international Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.
U-M is one of 124 institutions earning a gold STARS rating this year, and among more than 900 colleges and universities around the globe using the STARS reporting tool.
The University of Michigan campus community is gearing up for its annual EarthFest sustainability celebration, set for Thursday on the Diag.
This year’s event features free local food, chef demonstrations and giveaways from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It also will showcase environmental and energy initiatives throughout the university.
Anna Stefanopoulou, a mechanical engineer with an expertise in modeling, control and optimization of internal combustion engines, batteries and fuel cells, will become director of the University of Michigan Energy Institute.
Her five-year appointment begins Sept. 1.
Removing carbon dioxide from the air and turning it into useful products is the long-term goal of a new initiative at the University of Michigan.
Jennifer Haverkamp, an internationally recognized expert on climate change, international trade and global environmental policy and negotiations, will become director of the University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute, effective Oct. 1.
Faculty and staff working in laboratories across the Ann Arbor campus are keeping the University of Michigan sustainable by reducing waste sent to the landfill through the Chemical, Equipment and Materials Reuse program.
The Graham Sustainability Institute has awarded more than $200,000 to support three sustainability-related research projects in Puerto Rico and Michigan.
University of Michigan sustainable development researcher Arun Agrawal has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest distinctions for a scientist or engineer in the United States.
More than 1.2 million pounds of recyclables were collected by the University of Michigan campus community during two annual eight-week waste reduction competitions, RecycleMania and Battle of the Buildings.
Two buildings on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus were leaders in reduced energy consumption in 2017, compared with competing buildings across the state.
Energy-efficient lightbulbs are more expensive and less available in high-poverty urban areas than in more affluent locations, according to a new University of Michigan study conducted in Wayne County.