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University of Michigan moves toward 100% renewable purchased power

By District Energy posted 03-30-2022 21:06


The University Record


The University of Michigan announced steps toward procuring 100% renewable purchased power, expanded plans for geothermal heating and cooling systems, and $10 million in funding for additional LED lighting in approximately 100 buildings across all three campuses.

The emissions-reduction-related announcements come as the university launches a progress-tracking dashboard — available online for interested members of the community — and $300 million in “green bonds” for projects that align with U-M carbon neutrality goals.

The university is committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from purchased power by 2025, eliminating emissions from direct, on-campus sources by 2040, and identifying net-zero goals by 2025 for indirect emissions sources like campus food, commuting and university travel.

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