UMD Green Buildings


Reducing energy use in buildings is key to UMD’s carbon emissions with 90% of the campus’ emissions coming from heating and powering buildings. 

To that end, UMD draws from a variety of green building rating systems when it is undergoing construction of new buildings or renovation of existing buildings. Five buildings have received LEED certification and a variety of others have followed B3 Guidelines. 

UMD also recognizes that ongoing use of buildings, rather than the construction process, accounts for most of a buildings lifetime energy use. As such it’s green building focus also works to improve energy efficiency in existing buildings.

Get involved

Now that you’ve learned more, the best way to create change is by getting involved! Donate your money or time, find support, and take action. Citizen climate action means a stronger, healthier, more vibrant Duluth!

Learn more about UMD’s green buildings.