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
Director of Sustainability Shana Weber has been elected to the presidency of the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability.
"Behind the orange construction signs is a green mission." Read the Trenton Times article featuring Facilities own Mark Wilson, Cathy Altadonna and Shana Weber.
A project to fix water damage and restore the Dean's Study in the University Chapel is but one example of the craftsmanship we hope to achieve in Facilities, everyday.
Building Information Modeling or "BIM" is a process used by architects and engineers to design and document buildings in three dimensions and depict each building component with better tolerances than traditional methods. Princeton’s adoption of BIM has streamlined the construction process and provided new ways to think about how we manage buildings.
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.
The University has posted a story about the opening of the High-Performance Computing Research Center at Forrestal campus.
Restoration activities include grading and reshaping the streambed and stream banks as well as planting some 300 new trees and over 2000 other plants. The project is expected to be completed this spring when Grounds and Building Maintenance workers finish the plantings.