Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.52
Liaison Gina Talt
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Princeton University
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Shana Weber
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Rammed Earth, Zero-Carbon Structures

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Sigrid Adriaenssens leads the Form Finding lab’s research on material and form testing of rammed earth, a sustainable building material consisting of tightly-packed soil. A student team has built a curved wall of Princeton soil in the student garden. The wall’s curvature and erosion protection systems will be evaluated over time to determine its durability and whether soil is a viable building material in a humid climate like Princeton’s. The structure has also been integrated into a student's study of integrating service and sustainability education. Amber Lin '19 has hosted several community student groups at the site to teach them about sustainable building materials.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement
Buildings
Energy

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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