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Paving the pathway to carbon neutrality

A Q-and-A with Malcolm Drane, director of Energy Systems.

Malcolm Drane, director of Miami’s Energy Systems, joined Miami last spring. In the past year he has guided the Central Quad energy systems transformations, converting nine buildings in the center academic quad from steam heating systems to energy efficient heating hot water (HHW) systems. This project will be complete by fall semester. 

He is leading Miami’s next transformation project: the North Chiller Plant conversion to geothermal heating and cooling. 

Climate Commitment 

In Sept. 2020 Miami joined more than 400 other colleges and universities that have signed Second Nature’s  PCLC commitment to carbon neutrality and the 111 schools that have also committed to resilience through the Climate Commitment.

Next Steps:

  • Resilience Assessment to be completed by August 2023
  • Climate Action Plan to be completed by summer 2024


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♺ Recycling Tips

Miami's recycling and solid waste reduction efforts have come a long way since becoming part of campus operations in 1989. But what can be tossed into those blue recycle bins around campus?

Recyclable Items

Miami University is committed to sustainability in our academic programs, physical campus and operations, and university mission by promoting environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic viability for current and future generations. This commitment is a collaborative effort that involves students, faculty, staff and external partners.

Miami's various sustainability stakeholders include, but are not limited to, current and future students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, suppliers, contractors, residents of the communities in which we operate, and those who live both within and beyond the boundaries of the state.

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Battery Disposal

Battery collection bins are conveniently located in King Library, Shriver Center, and the Rec Center. To begin recycling batteries in your building, submit a service request to Physical Facilities.

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Sustainability Partnerships

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MU-Lean is a method of organizing human activities to deliver more benefits and value to customers while systematically eliminating waste within processes.

Lean at Miami

Physical Facilities (PFD)

Physical Facilities (PFD) creates a more sustainable and green campus through proper waste management, energy conservation, and responsible construction practices.

PFD Initiatives