Dana Building and sustainability
Promoting environmental sustainability through innovative building design.
Building an Example
Completed in 2004, the "Greening of Dana" was a five-year project that resulted in a building where environmental principles are not only taught, but also upheld and demonstrated to the community. The renovated Samuel Trask Dana Building balances two critical functions: the building provides a comfortable place to learn and work, and it simultaneously demonstrates state-of-the-art, environmentally conscious design.
Located on U-M's central campus Diag, this home of the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) teaches environmental sustainability through its design and resource management and demonstrates how these principles can translate to other building situations.