Alerts and outages

Summary of alerts and outages, in date order.
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Aug. 31, 2015 to Sep. 5, 2015 Faculty Road Nighttime Road closures, Aug 31 – Sept 5 Road closure
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In The News

  • Sep. 1, 2015

    Visitors to Princeton University's Prospect Gardens may be familiar with the cheerful orange marigolds, pops of pink petunias and bunches of begonias blooming around the lush grounds. What they may not know is that most flowers planted there and in other campus gardens get their start just down the road in the University's greenhouses.

  • Aug. 26, 2015

    We are very proud to share Robert Allen, Code Analyst in our Office of Design and Construction, is one of the members of the New Jersey Forest Fire Service heading out west to help with the large Okanogan wildfire. Stay safe Bob!

  • Jul. 30, 2015

    Here in Facilities we've been helping out during move-in for ah, a few years. We've assembled a list of tips and tricks that we hope will make your move-in experience a bit easier. Whether you are a new or returning student, welcome to campus! Our Facilities Customer Service group is here all year and happy to help.

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  • Jul. 27, 2015

    Large energy users such as industrial facilities, hospitals, apartment complexes and universities seeking energy resiliency, stability in energy prices and the ability to operate independent of the grid are increasingly turning toward combined heat and power, or CHP, facilities to meet at least a portion of their energy needs.

  • Jun. 9, 2015

    The most advanced microgrids use multiple fuel sources, multiple power-generating assets, energy storage, CHP production, and modern digital controls. They operate with an awareness of the real-time commodity costs of fuel and electricity.

  • Jun. 3, 2015

    Congratulations to Charles Krank, our assistant director of Facilities Operations, for being recognized as an honorary class member of the Class of 2015.  And he adds this year to his honorary class memberships of the Class of 1970 and 2006. We would also like to send a huge thank you to Charles for his hard work and dedication, every year!

  • Apr. 16, 2015

    Just prior to our annual Facilities Staff Recognition & Appreciation event we run a "kudos" presentation to share the wonderful thank you notes we receive throughtout the year. This year we thought we would try something more visual, something a little different. We started our experiement by asking our colleagues.

  • Feb. 13, 2015

    The University is in the process of creating more gender neutral, single stall bathrooms around campus, according to Michele Minter, vice provost for institutional equity and diversity.

  • Feb. 10, 2015

    Congratulations to one of our own, Kenneth Grayson, on receiving the Martin Luther King Journey Award for Lifetime Achievement for his tireless commitment to campus life.

  • Feb. 4, 2015

    Sustainable Business Magazine talks to three key representatives from Princeton University about the investment, research, and technology undertaken on its campus that has made it stand out as a leader in environmental issues. Read the full story in the Sustainable Business Magazine.

  • Jan. 5, 2015

    The Princeton Energy Plant is a district energy facility that provides electricity, steam, and chilled water to power, heat, and cool the buildings on the Princeton University campus. The creation of the plant and the continuous refinement of its operation have had a very positive impact on Princeton's carbon footprint. Princeton's carbon emissions reduction goal, as stated in the Sustainability Plan, is to reduce emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

  • Jan. 5, 2015

    Reverse Osmosis Heat System

    The water that circulates through boilers is constantly being replenished with water from an outside source. The reverse osmosis conditioning system removes minerals and ions from the incoming water. It's one of the key systems that keeps up efficiency and keeps down maintenance costs.

  • Jan. 5, 2015

    Another key component to Princeton's energy management program are building controls, specifically, replacing older pneumatic controls with direct-digital-control (DDC) technology. The University uses full direct digital control (DDC) in 125 buildings on Campus. All of the heaviest energy-use buildings are included. There are over 80,000 control points in the system.

  • Dec. 11, 2014

    Director of Sustainability Shana Weber has been elected to the presidency of the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability.

  • Dec. 11, 2014

    Behind the orange construction signs is a green mission.

    Jadwin Hall, the building once reserved for some of Princeton University’s most expansive physics experiments, has received a full makeover to give it a more energy-efficient edge.