Who We Are

We are an interdisciplinary team of experts, including University of Michigan faculty, staff, and students, working to support communities as they plan and pursue ambitious climate goals. We offer a variety of assessment, siting, and reporting tools to help communities transform their energy systems while adapting to a changing climate. We use big data analytics combined with a passion for human-centered design and engagement.

What We Do

There isn’t a one-size fits all solution for climate change. The fastest path to zero emissions will be unique for every community. That’s why we are creating technology-neutral tools to aid community-centered decision making. To get to zero, different places will adopt different energy and technology mixes based on their specific social, political, and economic needs. We want to make that process easier and more transparent so that more communities can successfully reach their climate goals as quickly as possible.

If it can help get us to zero, it’s on the table.


Weston Lecture

Our Creative Director Suzanne Hobbs Baker spoke at the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Watch



Make Me Smart With Kai & Molly invited Suzanne Hobbs Baker on the show to discuss nuclear energy’s place in the green energy discussion. Watch