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ISR addition is latest U-M project to achieve LEED Gold Certification

[ 26 Jan 2015 ]

ANN ARBOR—The Thompson street addition to the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR) has received LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED, or Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes…

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Consumer sentiment highest in eight years in December

[ 23 Dec 2014 ]

ANN ARBOR—Consumer confidence reached its most favorable level in the December 2014 survey since the last cyclical peak was set in January 2007, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. Conducted by the U-M Institute for Social…