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Building Standards at the University of Michigan: A Report Developed for and Supported by the U-M President's Commission on Carbon NeutralityLars Junghans, Jen Maigret, Hannah Irish, McHugh Mac Carroll, Mitchell Mead, Shuhaib Nawawi, Nicole Rusk and Kay Wright
In the report, the Building Standards team evaluates current and emerging best practices regarding the adoption, implementation, and long-term efficacy of building code policies with the goal of improving sustainable building performance outcomes while achieving carbon emissions reductions. The team identifies specific guidelines that possess the potential for the largest impact on carbon emissions and explored potential adjustments to life cycle analysis to better incorporate considerations of embodied energy and emissions into building construction at the University of Michigan.
This publication is a result of work sponsored by the U-M President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality to inform the PCCN’s final recommendations to U-M President Mark Schlissel. This publication does not reflect Commission-level recommendations and should not be interpreted as being recommendations of the PCCN nor carrying its endorsement.
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