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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.08
Liaison Kristi Wiedemann
Submission Date March 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Princeton University
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Endowment size:
21,000,000,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
500 Acres

IECC climate region:
Cold

Locale:
Small town

Gross floor area of building space:
8,912,800 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
---

Floor area of laboratory space:
2,897,700 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
1,728,600 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
2,339,300 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0.08
Coal 13.58
Geothermal ---
Hydro 0.08
Natural gas 57
Nuclear 22.15
Solar photovoltaic 1.09
Wind 3.27
Other (please specify and explain below) 2.74

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:

In FY2014, Princeton also used solid waste, captured methane gas, and oil as sources of electricity.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity ---
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 99
Other (please specify and explain below) 1

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

Princeton used #2 Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel. Usually, Princeton uses even less than 1% of this fuel annually, but its use increased in FY2014 due to an extremely cold winter.


The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.