Factsheets

The University of Michigan’s Center for Sustainable Systems has developed since 2001 a growing set of factsheets that cover topics including energy, water, food, waste, buildings, materials, and transportation systems. Each factsheet presents important patterns of use, life cycle impacts and sustainable solutions. They are designed to inform policymakers, business professionals, students and teachers. The factsheets are peer-reviewed and updated annually.

The 2020 edition contains 1617 facts and 139 graphics compiled from 847 sources.

Click here to download a complete set of the factsheets in booklet style.

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