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.
Alerts and outages
|Oct. 13, 2020 to Jul. 30, 2021||Nassau Hall||Entrance closure, Nassau Hall||Entrance Closure|
|Apr. 15, 2021 to Jul. 16, 2021||Parking lots 16, 20, 23||Parking Lots 16, 20, and 23 (visitors) partial closures||Road closure|
|Apr. 26, 2021 to May. 1, 2022||Stadium Drive||Road Closure, Stadium Drive||Road closure|
|Apr. 26, 2021 to Mar. 4, 2022||Fitzrandolph Road (Western Way to Faculty)||Road closed, Fitzrandolph||Road closure|
|Jun. 23, 2021||1 - 14 West College Road Apartments, Forbes College, Main Campus, McCarter Theatre, New Graduate College, Old Graduate College||Annual Steam Shutdown, June 23||Preventive maintenance|
In The News
May. 21, 2021
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.
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.
May. 12, 2020
We often say we're doing our jobs well when you don't know we're here. Thank you, Aditi and Maximo, for noticing we are here. We are sincerely touched to receive this acknowledgment. To all of our seniors, your last year is not what you've planned and is ending without your well-earned traditional celebrations. We know we'll see you again, and when you return we will be here to support every one of your reunion celebrations! - with gratitude, Facilities Operations
Apr. 22, 2020
Shana Weber, director of Princeton’s Office of Sustainability and lecturer with the Princeton Environmental Institute, was in the midst of teaching her course “Investigating an Ethos of Sustainability at Princeton,” when instruction went online for the rest of the spring term. Weber’s undergraduate students returned home across the globe, and she quickly worked to maintain the community of the class through new teaching tools and new assignments. She invited students to capture soundscapes of the natural world and to reflect on the sensory experiences of this other kind of “silent spring.”
Apr. 21, 2020
The University's records storage process received an upgrade. All records-related requests (storage/retrieval/destruction) can now be handled directly with Princeton University Records Management.
Feb. 7, 2020
Facilities' Cloud Huntley works in Lewis Center for the Arts buildings and one of a handful of subjects in a series of portraits by artist Mario Moore. "Portraits on university campuses usually portray school founders, presidents and donors. But at Princeton University, portraits of blue-collar campus workers are now taking center stage. A new set of paintings are offering a fresh perspective on the working class, racial struggle and empowerment at the Ivy League school".
Dec. 3, 2019
Nov. 22, 2019
Princeton Facilities recently launched the “Recycling on Campus” mobile app to make recycling easier for the campus community. Through the app's search function users will be able to quickly determine what can--and can't--be recycled on campus as well as receive updates about campus recycling and related initiatives.
May. 20, 2019