The preparations for Reunions and Commencement at Princeton involve most of the people who work in Facilities. Over 21,000 people attend Reunions and another 10,000 come to Princeton for the events surrounding Commencement. The planning begins months in advance with an accurate map of each event location created by the Facilities IT group. Every event site is laid out in virtual space, marked out for underground utilities and a fury of permitting with local municipalities.
Archive – May 2013
This year’s steam shutdown will be FRIDAY, JUNE 7th. Steam will be shut off at 5:00 a.m. and service will be restored by 11:59 p.m. Hot water will not be available in MOST buildings during this timeframe, please plan accordingly. Facilities schedules a day-long steam shutdown annually to safely perform common system maintenance and repair work. The steam shutdown will affect all buildings on the main campus, as well as Forbes College, McCarter Theater, 1-14
The Office of Sustainability launched a new pilot mobile app, Tiger Energy. As an effort to raise awareness of our campus energy systems, the mobile app shows REAL-TIME data of energy generation and energy consumption. The partnership between local company, Wattvision, and Facilities Engineering and Campus Energy group allows us to view energy data from our solar array, gas turbines, steam turbines, chilled water and steam in the context of energy usage. Did you know our solar fi
Indoor and outdoor donation drop off sites are available during move out to receive items students would rather donate then pack, store, or throw away. Nineteen collection points located across campus are provided to support of Eco-Reps and Graduate Student Government initiatives. Students are encouraged to donate any unwanted furniture, clean clothing, unused school supplies, books, unopened food, or unopened toiletries. Location details
Each year Building Services asks the Princeton community to assist them by curtailing requests for moving services during their busiest time of the year; student checkout, dormitory cleaning and preparations for Reunions and Commencement. This year, although Building Services will not be suspending moving services, there will be significant delays in the scheduling of moves during this period. If you feel that a particular move requires emergen
Featured in a recent article, Princeton's cogeneration plant plays a key role in reducing the University's carbon dioxide emissions: “What we’re doing is going into our buildings and making them more efficient,” said Nyquist, whose [Engineering and Campus Energy] department oversees many of the projects. Last year the solar project in West Windsor covered 27 acres of university-owned land with 16,500 panels, which produce enough electricity to supply 6 percent of camp
To repair the hot water system at 120 Prospect Avenue, the plumbing shop needs to shut off the water between 10a.m. and 2 p.m. this Thursday, May 23. Once the water is restored, please allow it to run for 60 seconds to ensure any impurities pass through the pipes. Thank you for your cooperation and if you have further questions, please contact Tom Logan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-258-3990.
The Plumbing Shop will shut off the water to make an emergency repair. Once the water is restored, allow it to run for 60 seconds to ensure any impurities pass through the pipes. Thank you for your cooperation and if you have further questions, please contact: Name – Tom Logan Phone – 609-258-3990 Email - email@example.com