University of Michigan Committed to Achieve “Carbon Neutrality”

By District Energy posted 05-25-2021 11:30

  

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Summary

The University of Michigan has last week revealed that it is planning to reduce the carbon emissions from its campuses, compensating for other releases by preventing them somewhere else or eliminating the planet-warming gas from the atmosphere.

The measures which the university is planning to take in a bid to achieve carbon neutrality include the use of:

  • Geothermal heating & cooling
  • Energy-efficiency projects funding
  • Electric buses

After highlighting the planned steps during a Board of Regents meeting, the university’s president Mark Schlissel said that carbon neutrality is one of the main U-M’s missions.

“To fulfill our mission as a public research university, we must address the climate crisis by leading the way on our campuses and beyond,” Schlissel added.

By reducing their own emissions and making investments in projects which prevent the releases in other places or remove the carbon from the air, storing it underground, institutions manage to achieve carbon neutrality.

Furthermore, the university’s plan includes goals in eliminating emissions from direct, on-campus sources by 2040 and managing to achieve carbon neutrality for emissions emerging from the purchased electricity in 2025.

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