Sustainable Design

The University of Michigan has adopted a LEED Silver design certification standard for major new construction projects. In addition, U-M requires new construction to exceed by 30 percent a widely recognized energy efficiency standard, giving the university one of the most rigorous construction standards among higher education institutions in the nation. With campus buildings comprising 31 million square feet of space to serve a campus of 78,000 students, faculty, and staff, U-M's design standards make a significant impact on the university's energy footprint. See related items below: