U-M’s climate action goal focuses on pursuing energy efficiency and fiscally-responsible energy sourcing strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions toward long-term carbon neutrality.
Reduce U-M greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent below 2006 levels.
Students win national AASHE award
Master’s students at U-M won the Campus Sustainability Graduate Research award on behalf of the AASHE Sustainability Awards program for their project focused on Doubling Energy Efficiency at the University of Michigan by 2030. The team identified several recommendations for furthering the collective energy efficiency performance of U-M as well as recommendations on measures to be taken in the Samuel T. Dana building.
In 1963, the Central Power Plant is converted from a coal-burning facility to one that uses natural gas.
Decrease vehicle carbon output per passenger trip by 30 percent below 2006 levels.
Other 2016 Highlights
Bus Ridership 7,022,036
Vanpooling participants 630 = 11,175,396 miles
54 hybrid vehicles