Princeton University Recognized by Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Princeton University has been recognized for its energy conservation efforts by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) organization.
NEEP is a consortium of energy consumers, professionals, and advocates for energy policy. They are dedicated to "collaboration, expertise, and advocacy" in support of sustainable energy policy. Director of Engineering Tom Nyquist, Chief Engineer Eric Wachtman, and Energy Plant Manager Ted Borer travelled to Boston to accept the award at the organization’s annual summit event. The purpose of the summit is to bring together energy professionals and to highlight successful energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, and applications.
Princeton was recognized for the quality and sheer number of energy-saving projects that have been undertaken and completed. Driven by its Sustainability Plan, Princeton has long valued the substantial energy and cost-saving benefits stemming from energy efficiency projects. That same Sustainability Plan calls for Princeton to reduce its energy usage to 1990 levels by 2020. Some of the projects for which Princeton was recognized include the Lawrence Apartments geothermal climate controls, the heat exhaust recovery system at the Energy Plant, the backpressure steam turbine generators under Dillon Gym, and the energy-saving fume hoods installed in the new Chemistry Building.
"NEEP is proud to recognize Princeton University and the New Jersey's Clean Energy Program for their collaborative success and commitment to energy efficiency," said Sue Coakley, Executive Director of NEEP. "Princeton provides an excellent example of how energy efficient measures can improve an organization’s bottom line, contribute to economic growth, and reduce environmental impact."