Princeton University is building a new parking garage on campus. Knowing that concrete is one of the world’s top sources of carbon emissions, the University chose a concrete mix that has a lower carbon footprint. But will it pass the test from the University's structural health engineers? This video shows one example of Princeton's impactful Campus as Lab initiative.
Alerts and outages
|Apr. 26, 2021 to Aug. 31, 2022||Fitzrandolph Road (Western Way to Faculty)||Road closed, Fitzrandolph, until Aug 2022||Road closure|
|Apr. 26, 2021 to May. 1, 2022||Stadium Drive||Road Closure, Stadium Drive||Road closure|
|Sep. 3, 2021 to Jan. 31, 2022||Ferris Thompson Apartments||Sidewalk Closures, by Ferris Thompson Apts, 4-5 months||Sidewalk closure|
|Nov. 22, 2021 to Dec. 30, 2022||Tiger Lane, Nursery Road, West Windsor Fields||Tiger Lane, Nursery Road & West Windsor Fields closed||Road closure|
|Dec. 22, 2021 to Aug. 31, 2022||Ivy Lane/Western Way between Washington and Fitzrandolph||Road and Parking Lot closures, Ivy/Western Way, starting Dec. 22||Road closure|
|Jan. 10, 2022 to Apr. 8, 2022||Lake Campus Development site||Noise & Vibration, around Lake Campus Development||Noise disturbance|
In The News
Jan. 13, 2022
Nov. 22, 2021
For Princeton University to meet its energy needs, along with its goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by its 300th anniversary in 2046, a complete rethinking is required on how energy is used and supplied in every lab, every office, every dorm room, in each parking lot and garage — even on pathways and playing fields. The groundwork for this massive undertaking is being installed now as the University undergoes one of the most extensive building programs in its history over the next decade.
May. 21, 2021
Princeton University will undergo one of the most extensive building programs in its history over the next decade — adding some 3 million square feet in new construction to house more students, expand research facilities, and replace aging buildings and infrastructure. Construction on this scale could pose enormous sustainability challenges. Princeton, however, is embracing it as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to lay the foundation needed to achieve “net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions before mid-century.
Oct. 20, 2020
As part of Princeton University's goal to achieve climate neutrality by 2046, we are advancing our use of geo-exchange technology. Investing in geo-exchange projects, with enough capacity to serve the entire campus, will enable Princeton to phase out nonrenewable energy sources, including natural gas burned today to produce steam heat. Check out our new What is Geo-Exchange? flyer to understand how geo-exchange works, how we are not installing geothermal wells, and how our infrastructure projects work together to advance geo-exchange technology across campus.
Oct. 27, 2021
Princeton’s co-generation energy plant began supplying power, heating and cooling to campus 25 years ago this month, and it will continue to play a significant role as the University drives toward its goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2046.
Sep. 10, 2021
From addressing climate change to developing new ways of delivering vaccines, Princeton’s proposed engineering and environmental studies project will enable breakthrough teaching and research in the service of humanity while enhancing the public experience of the surrounding neighborhood.
Sep. 2, 2021
After more than three years of planning, pandemic setbacks, and moving collections out and back, Princeton University Library’s (PUL) Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library is reopening its doors to the University community. Modernizing the building’s fire suppression system was the renovation’s original impetus, but ultimately, many parts of the library were upgraded to provide an additional classroom, more efficient environmental controls, better lighting, enhanced security, and improvements to the electrical and plumbing systems.
Aug. 9, 2021
We are happy to announce Resource Recovery's warehouse fully reopens this week and we return to our normal pre-pandemic hours. Chairs, desks, bookcases, and much, much more.
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Jul. 7, 2021
Here in Facilities, we've been helping out during move-in for oh, a few years. We've assembled a list of tips and tricks that we hope will make your move-in experience a bit easier (check out tips 8 and 9 to help adjust your bed). Whether you are a new or returning student, welcome to campus. Our Facilities Customer Service team is here all year and happy to help.
Jan. 6, 2021
Here in Facilities, we've been helping out during move-in for oh, a few years. We've assembled a list of tips and tricks that we hope will make your move-in experience a bit easier (check out tips 8 and 9 to help adjust your bed). Whether you are a new or returning student, welcome to campus! Our Facilities Customer Service team is here all year and happy to help.
Dec. 3, 2020
“The University’s recycling achievements have been the result of the collaborative planning and hard work of the Building Services and Office of Sustainability teams,” said Seward. “I thank them all for their labor and striving to improve the environment for our future generations. I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the University.
Nov. 23, 2020
Oct. 15, 2020
In Spring 2020 a campus-wide COVID signage working group was tasked with developing clear COVID signs to support and share the University's evolving COVID-19 policies. The working group partnered with Applied Wayfinding, a London-based company that specializes in dealing with complex information, to develop signs to clearly and effectively share our COVID policies. The new suite of Princeton University COVID signs provide safety information using colorful graphics and icons developed around 4 types of signs.
Oct. 1, 2020
Most heating systems on Princeton University's campus need to be turned on manually. Building heat is scheduled to be turned on around October 15, 2020, depending on the weather. We literally go building by building turning on individual heating systems in the fall, a very time-consuming process with the wide variety of heating systems in our wonderfully old and new campus buildings.
Aug. 17, 2020
We can baaa-rely contain our excitement! Shearly Tilghman, our first lamb born at the University's solar field, now has lambs of her own. Shearly T and her two girls, born on August 17, 2020, are all healthy and doing well. Shepherd Julie cares for our solar field sheep in her barn when they are not at the solar field grazing and naturally keeping the grass low.