Cultivating an Ethos of Sustainability at Princeton
to Accelerate Action at All Scales
This month, we spotlight Princeton’s objective to implement an integrative design process in new construction and renovations to meet University sustainability performance targets while making more efficient use of land and optimizing use of built space.
As it grows, Princeton intends to be an exemplar of green design and infrastructure while cultivating a strong sense of place and belonging. Princeton is actively applying holistic integrative design process improvements in our current Capital Plan projects. Central to our design objectives is to visibly and experientially reinforce sustainable habits and choices.
In addition to approaches that improve operational sustainability, our design strategies now encourage the personal and institutional behaviors that will contribute to our broader sustainability and community-building objectives.
In this video, Patricia Devine, Sustainability Architectural Engineer, Office of Capital Projects; and John Hannum, Project Engineer, Office of Capital Projects; discuss how good design can nudge sustainable behavior. They also outline some of the sustainable design elements the University plans to incorporate in its newest residential colleges.
Sustainability Leadership Profile
John Hannum, Project Engineer, Office of Capital Projects
John Hannum plays a prominent role in implementing integrative design process in new construction and renovations to meet University sustainability performance targets.
Event Series: Navigating the Climate Crisis & Eco-Distress
In Partnership with TigerWell and Counseling & Psychological Services, we are offering a series of mental health and wellness events this semester, open to Princeton undergraduate and graduate students.
Check out our brand new website which features an in-depth look at our Sustainability Action Plan with updated data from 2019, all new resources for students, faculty and staff, and information for everyone to Take Action to advance sustainability on campus. Thanks to our
Web Development Services team and all who provided feedback and input about the site!
The University is in the process of creating a Campus Mobility Framework, which includes redesigning the TigerTransit network (TigerTransit 2.0), as well as planning improvements to the biking and walking experience as campus continues to grow.
Get involved by coming to the Mobility Open House at Dillon Gym on February 14 to explore concepts for future campus mobility, test ride e-bikes and e-scooters, and win prizes!
Can’t make it to the Open House? Check out the project website and take a survey about TigerTransit design concepts and preferences for how to move around campus.
Top 10 Stories of 2019
As we welcome a new year and decade, we wanted to reflect back on the top sustainability stories from 2019 - from the release of our Sustainability Action Plan to staff introducing new ways to reduce waste on campus to videos featuring the late Henry Horn, professor and campus naturalist.
Princeton’s Journey Toward Reuse and Thoughtful Consumption of Packaged Water
In an effort to responsibly curtail plastics use and improve recycling, Campus Dining and the Office of Sustainability are pleased to introduce you to a new type of packaged water sold on campus in an all-aluminum container.
Journey from Old School Bus to Energy-Efficient Living Space
For his senior thesis, Nico Viglucci '19 retrofitted an old school bus into a sustainable living space to address cost and energy efficiency concerns within the residential housing sector. Through the implementation of an experimental heating and cooling system, the project demonstrated that small living spaces can achieve a low carbon footprint without sacrificing comfort.