...One shining example was Princeton University’s microgrid, which was able to ‘island’ itself from the main grid and provide much-needed power to 12,000 people. Princeton University Energy Plant Manager, Ted Borer, was on hand to explain how the microgrid, fueled by a gas-turbine generator and solar power, was an effective low-carbon solution that can be replicated across the state. Read the full article on the Environmental Defense Fund website
Just back from the 2014 Association of University Interior Designers Conference (AUID) in Seattle, Debra Barresse is gearing up for the second year of her presidency of the AUID. (Debra was too modest to mention it, but she also won “Best Renovation Over $150k” for her recent work on MacLean House.) “Good design, for me, is more than a visual experience,” said Barresse. It is about creating physical environments that allow the user to successfully interact with
Ron McCoy GS ’80, University architect since 2008, was elected to the Lawrence University Board of Trustees earlier this month. The Office of the University Architect’s duties include providing long-range planning support for land use, zoning and regional development initiatives and coordinating the construction and alteration of structures on campus. “Because of his extensive experience, I thought he would be a good fit for it,” President of Lawrence University Ma
Director of Sustainability Shana Weber has been elected to the presidency of the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability.
Scattered among the peaceful wooded paths across the Princeton campus, bulldozers and scaffolding hint at the many construction projects underway to support key initiatives such as sustainability, arts education, international experiences and housing. The projects below are in line with the University's 10-year Campus Plan, which guides development through 2016. In addition, dozens of smaller building renovation and landscaping projects are completed on campus each year. Read the full arti
Princeton University is making campus lighting more sustainable and efficient one fixture at a time. Through the Lighting Efficiency Upgrade Program, the University will convert more than 100,000 fixtures to light-emitting diode (LED) technology in buildings across campus. The improvements will significantly reduce carbon emissions, promote cost savings and limit waste. The Facilities Organization project, which began in July, is expected to be completed in December 2016 and could contribute as
"Behind the orange construction signs is a green mission." Read the Trenton Times article featuring Facilities own Mark Wilson, Cathy Altadonna and Shana Weber.
Designed by Davis Brody & Associates, Hoyt Laboratory was completed in 1979. The building contains research area, instructional space, and faculty office space. This renewal project will provide new mechanical, electrical, and laboratory systems for the building.
The Princeton University Facilities organization works aggressively to reduce the amount of energy used by the campus. This new website talks about some of the many ways we are striving towards our sustainability goals.