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University of Michigan’s Planet Blue Program

One of our Big Ten peer institutions, the University of Michigan, has developed an interesting energy savings initiative on its campus.  The program, called Planet Blue, brings together facility managers, plant operations personnel, and building occupants to make individual buildings more energy efficient.  Collectively, Planet Blue Teams at the University of Michigan have made some remarkable achievements in regards to energy efficiency:  67 participating buildings; 5,291 Planet Blue Citizens; $5, 177,000 in total savings! A possible direction for the Green Teams Program here at IU?  At the very least, it is indicative of the benefits that can arise through collaborative efforts between building occupants and facility/building managers.