UMD Sustainability

With 90% of UMD emissions coming from heating and power buildings on campus, UMD is committed to reducing the carbon footprint. All new construction projects from 2015 on, have been designed to meet Minnesota’s B3 Sustainable Building Guidelines. With numerous buildings on campus being LEED certified, and a Energy Action Plan in place UMD is working towards a more efficient campus.

To get the highest and most efficient performance out of all buildings on campus; a Building Systems and Controls team(BASC) who monitor all buildings on campus to make sure processes like heating, ventilation and air conditioning are properly managed. With improvements to classrooms to help reduce energy consumption when not in use and identify time when buildings can be put on essential heating only UMD can reduce their carbon footprint.

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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!

To learn more about sustainability at UMD and to see their current and completed projects, click here;