Engineering and Campus Energy
The Department of Engineering and Campus Energy supports the Princeton University Sustainability Plan by using best practices in the design and execution of engineering projects to reduce energy use and environmental impact. Our engineers investigate and implement new technologies such as advanced lighting systems and environmental controls, heat recovery systems, stream restoration, and other sustainable engineering practices, integrating this new thinking into our engineering and maintenance projects.
To this end, Princeton encourages it's engineering staff to take advantage of every professional development opportunity. Most are P.E. (certified professional engineers) and some of the staff have taken part in the LEED training program with their colleagues from the Office of Design and Construction. Energy plant operators undergo a continuous program of safety and efficiency training.
Working in conjunction with the Office of Sustainability, the Office of Design and Construction, and Grounds and Building Maintenance, new metrics are being established to measure energy usage and sustainability features in new, existing, and renovated buildings against the ambitious goals outlined in our Sustainability Plan.
See our Projects pages for more information about energy and environmental engineering projects at Princeton.