Good news from U-M. Hopefully, next year they will report an energy
I know MSU is doing a lot too. But some other Michigan
universities and colleges are behind. In the spirit of individual activism,
it might be a good idea to contact your alma mater, kid's school or local
university (and K-12 schools) and ask about their environmental
program, achievements and encourage progress.
University of Michigan growing, but not
in its energy use
by Dave Gershman | The Ann Arbor News
Monday December 22, 2008, 11:41
Energy conservation efforts are
paying off on campus, according to the latest University of Michigan environmental report.
Even though the campus grew by
500,000 square feet from newly constructed space, the amount of energy used to
heat, cool and power the campus didn't go up in the last fiscal year, the annual
The 45-page report tracks U-M's
efforts to minimize environmental impacts at the Ann Arbor campus, which covers 3,070 acres and
has 380 buildings. More than 78,000 people study or work on campus. During the
2008 fiscal year, which ended June 30, nine major construction and renovation
projects were completed.
Despite that growth, total energy
use in U-M buildings held steady at 6.2 trillion BTUs. The report was presented
to the U-M Board of Regents at its recent monthly