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:
- Sustainability for Design and Construction, the university’s commitment to LEED Silver and sustainable design.
- The Dana Building, home of the School for Environment and Sustainability, has achieved Gold LEED Certification.
- The Stephen M. Ross School of Business has achieved Silver LEED Certification.
- LEED certification is being sought for two additional campus projects: Mott Hospital and Women’s Hospital, and a new building at the Law School.
- In Fall 2010, U-M was featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" Program about its LEED Green building efforts. Click here for broadcast.