Making Buildings Greener

Jake North, Undergraduate, Environmental Engineering
Johnny Huang, Undergraduate, IOE
Gabriel Cabrera Petrone, Undergraduate, ME
The University of Michigan

Johnson Rooms, Lurie Engineering Bldg, Univ of Michigan, North Campus.
Noon, Thursday, April 9, 2020
 
 
Sorry, this presentation has been cancelled.
 
 

Seven students are participating in the DTE Energy E-Challenge Competition for Colleges and Universities. They are, from left, Gabriel Petrone, senior, mechanical engineering; Morgan Provax, senior, mechanical engineering; Jake North, junior, environmental engineering; Robbie Lewis, senior, mechanical engineering; Shagun Parekh, sophomore, mechanical engineering; Jack Teener, senior, mechanical engineering; and Johnny Huang, sophomore, industrial and operations engineering. (Photo by Tamika Banks, DTE Energy)

Student teams have been collecting energy-use data from buildings and identify potential ways to save energy. The teams have access to free help from DTE Energy certified energy managers and a toolkit they can use to track and benchmark data. This is part of the DTE Energy E-Challenge Competition for Colleges and Universities, a contest that encourages students to develop innovative plans to help their schools reduce energy waste. U-M’s Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses are among seven colleges and universities in Michigan participating. This talk will focus on ways their findings could have a real impact on processes and procedures at the university.

Reducing UM Commuter Emissions

James Wooldridge
President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality Research Assistant, Dual Master Student in Studying Environment and Sustainability as well as Urban and Regional Planning

Griffin Barron
President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality Research Assistant, Environmental Engineeering Undergraduate Student

The University of Michigan

Johnson Rooms, Lurie Engineering Bldg, Univ of Michigan, North Campus.
Noon, Thursday, February 27, 2020

Two representatives from the Commuting Emissions team on the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality will be presenting their team’s work thus far. It will include the emissions modeling, assumptions, and potential policies. They are interested in a discussion with the audience about both their modeling and proposed policy choices.

The commuting team is one of 8 teams that are working on the University of Michigan President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality. The commuting team is developing an approach to measuring the carbon impact of the commute to the three University of Michigan campuses. They are studying approaches used by peer institutions for reducing the carbon impact of the commute and their effectiveness. They will discuss how they are adapting promising approaches used elsewhere to the specific conditions of the UM campuses and their surrounding areas. The study will conclude with prioritized recommendations for reducing the commute’s carbon footprint, including metrics and indicators for tracking progress.

Read the Carbon Neutrality Interim Report here.