Princeton Environmental Atlas: Study for a Sustainable Campus Plan

2005–2006 | Princeton NJ

Client Princeton University
Project Team Guy Nordenson, Lydia Kallipoliti, M. Kowal, W. Marshall, Catherine Seavitt, Gavri Slasky, Michael Tantala, T. Wey

The objective of the Princeton Environmental Atlas was to compile a GIS (Geographic Information System)-based Atlas of the Princeton University campus, graphically studying empirically quantifiable data that would be useful to the administration for any future sustainable campus planning. The Environmental Atlas takes into consideration a number of crucial data points including: Growth (building chronology and population); Infrastructure (energy, cooling, heating, water); Waste (solid, recyclable, and hazardous); and Landscape (topographic, soils, watershed, storm water, pervious and impervious surfaces, and plantings). This pioneering analysis of resource consumption and conservation was crucial in identifying key themes for Princeton’s comprehensive campus plan for the next ten years and beyond.