Jessica Chen ’22


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Project Title

Princeton Community GHG Emission Reduction Analysis

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I conducted research on calculating the emission-reduction potential of specific actions in the borough of Princeton’s Climate Action Plan (CAP). As climate change becomes a global problem that affects multiple sectors of life, communities such as Princeton have begun
to set goals to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions. I worked with Sustainable Princeton, the non-profit organization spearheading the CAP, performing calculations from spreadsheets showing emission projections until 2050. I used those data to create and add to the CAP’s methodology section, which explains the procedure behind the greenhouse gas emission calculations. At Sustainable Princeton, I met many dedicated people who have inspired me to continue incorporating sustainability into what I do. I hope to use this knowledge to obtain certificates that are related to sustainability, such as sustainable energy or environmental studies. In addition, as a civil and environmental engineering major, I hope to focus on green building within communities to lessen the impacts that the crisis of climate change has on the world.

Internship Year


Project Category

Urban Adaptation and Resiliency


Sustainable Princeton- Princeton, New Jersey


Eric Larson, Senior Research Engineer, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University; Christine Symington, Program Director, Sustainable Princeton