UM: Green Building

The New York Times reports on how business schools nationwide are “greening up,” but focuses its report on UM: “Even the bathrooms of the new Ross School of Business, here at the University of Michigan, are meant to teach a lesson. Among the dark marble countertops and heavy wood-paneled doors, the electric-green handles on the toilets stand out like little exclamation points. Coated to resist germs, the handles can be pushed either up or down, creating a high-intensity or low-intensity flush. The dual-flush toilets, estimated to reduce water consumption by as much as 67 percent, are just one example of the features throughout the building that are intended to show the world that this B-school is very eco-friendly.” [Source]