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Addressing Climate Change

The U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council to research and document the probable impacts of climate change on the built environment. Their report, “Green Building and Climate Resilience: Understanding Impacts and Preparing for Changing Conditions”, was released at the National Press Club in February 2012.

Green Technology

Professors and graduate students from U-M’s College of Engineering have invented an energy-recycling computer technology that is being used in a new processor core, marketed by the global company Advanced Micro Devices. This new technology, called “resonant clock mesh,” has the ability to reduce total power consumption by the processor core used in desktops, laptops and servers, by up to 10 percent, lowering both energy costs and emissions.

200% amount total sustainability research funding at U-M has increased since 2003