Princeton University will build a new home for environmental studies and the School of Engineering and Applied Science on Ivy Lane across from Lewis Library, Payton Hall, and Princeton Stadium. (In this instance, "environmental studies" refers to the departments of GeosciencesEcology and Evolutionary Biology, and the High Meadows Environmental Institute.) The four buildings (all connected underground in one continuous sequence) will create a new ES+SEAS neighborhood that is carefully integrated into the surrounding context. It will maintain distinct identities for ES and SEAS and provide strong connections to nature and outdoor spaces. The project will advance the sustainability ethos of the University and reflect the importance of environmental studies and engineering in a 21st-century liberal arts university.

This project meets or exceeds Princeton's sustainability standards. The University is seeking LEED certification, a standard established by the U.S. Green Building Council, for the buildings.

If you have a question or concern about campus construction, please call us at 609-258-8023 (7:30 am – 5 pm) or submit a "Contact Us" form.

Sustainability features: 
Energy-efficient HVAC system and controls
Energy-efficient lighting and controls
Geo-exchange Heating and Cooling
Green roof
Heat recovery systems for air handling units
High performance exteriors
LEED certification
Rainwater harvesting
Stormwater management using green infrastructure
Sustainable materials selection