The Campus as Lab program supports access to several data sets for Princeton students and faculty pursuing research or course projects.
Campus Energy Data
Campus Energy Heat Map
In Spring 2015, Josh Bocarsly ’15, Adam Gallagher ’16, Annie Lu ’17 developed a Campus Energy Heat Map as part of their COS 333 final project. Their visualization website provided detailed and live energy information on campus buildings, allowing users to view instantaneous, daily, and monthly energy consumption by different buildings on campus. In 2018, Facilities IT used the student-developed platform to develop a 2.0 version of the Heat Map linked to Facilities’ servers so that all new construction buildings with their own submeters can be added to the map as soon as their submeters come online. For more information about using this heat map for campus as lab research projects, contact Kristi Wiedemann.
The Hydrometeorology Research Group focuses on measurement, analysis and modeling of atmospheric and land surface processes tied to the hydrologic cycle. The Hydrometeorology Lab maintains five stations around Princeton University campus. Data collected is used in on-going research of the Butler Green Roofs and Washington Stream Restoration.
Other Data Available by Request
The Campus as Lab program supports access to several non-public data sets for Princeton students and faculty pursuing research or course projects. Data available through various request processes include:
- Purchased food data
- Spatial information about campus buildings
- Natural habitat information
- Waste data
Other data sets may be available by request, such as spatial information about campus buildings, natural habitat information, waste data, and more. To request access to other data, contact Kristi Wiedemann.