The University's award-winning chiller plant is a centralized facility for the east end of campus that reduces maintenance and is much more
energy-efficient than the former individual units
Taking a stand to be (carbon) neutral
When President Mary Ellen Mazey signed the American Colleges and Universities Presidents' Climate Commitment in 2012, it set in motion a formal plan to
move the University toward carbon neutrality. This built upon BGSU's longtime efforts at becoming a more sustainable campus, from individual responsibility
for conserving energy to institution-wide projects.
The climate commitment outlined four steps to be taken by signatories: create institutional structures to guide the implementation of a plan; complete an
inventory of the campus's greenhouse gas emissions; develop a comprehensive plan for becoming carbon-neutral; and initiate two or more tangible actions to
reduce carbon emissions.
With the collective efforts of students, faculty and staff, with the coordination and leadership of Campus Sustainability and many other departments,
offices and areas, much progress has been made.