2023 E-ffiliates Retreat
Making Research a Reality: Innovating the Built Environment
for a Net-zero Future
Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership Retreat
June 5, 2023
Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET (Afternoon Program)
The tenth annual Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership Retreat will spotlight the role of the built environment in the transition towards a decarbonized future.
Full day participants will tour Princeton’s campus, learning about the efforts underway to reduce the energy consumption of campus infrastructure as a part of the University’s ambitious sustainability plan. Along the way, faculty will showcase their innovative research and highlight how it applies to real-world projects.
In our afternoon program, speakers from E-ffiliates member companies will discuss ways in which organizations can blaze a trail toward sustainability on their own campuses and in the built environment over which they have influence.
This event has a closed morning session, tour, and poster session luncheon for E-ffiliates members and select invitees. The afternoon program, beginning at 2pm, is open to all attendees. Please be sure to choose the correct registration.
As a reminder, this event has a closed morning session, tour, and poster session luncheon for E-ffiliates members and select invitees. The afternoon program, beginning at 2pm, is open to all attendees. Please be sure to choose the correct registration.
* (Closed morning program, code required. Please enter the code provided in your email invitation.)
(Open to all invitees, no code required.)
Maeder Hall sits within the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment complex. It includes a 208-seat lecture hall and other classroom spaces accessible directly from the corner of Olden and Prospect streets. The Center’s “green” design features meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards. An air-handling system relies mainly on the natural flow of air. To warm the building, a heat-recovery system harvests heat from exhaust air and reduces energy consumption. Green roofs filled with plants filter and retain rainwater, while insulating the structure. Built on bedrock, the ground also buffers the complex from swings in temperature.
Embodied Computation Lab
The Embodied Computation Lab at the Princeton School of Architecture is an award-winning space dedicated to architectural research, fabrication, and robotics. As a model for sustainability and low carbon emissions, the building itself serves as an example of the future of architectural production as well as a center for this type of research. It is an open-source building with components made from reused or repurposed materials that are designed to be swappable or upgraded over time. It is the only building of its type among the leading architectural schools in America, hosting a fleet of robotic arms and a five-ton gantry crane.
Stadium Drive Garage
Located near the intersection of Fitzrandolph Road and Faculty Road, the garage provides approximately 1,560 parking spaces for faculty, staff, graduate commuters, and visitors, including 32 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations (capable of charging 64 EVs at one time). It features a transit hub that incorporates a TigerTransit stop, generous space for bike parking, and a pleasant and safe pedestrian environment. The garage is designed to allow for a rooftop solar array to be added at a later date. Robust tree planting and landscaping provide screening that respects the site’s natural setting.