Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Princetel, Inc.
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Princetel is a small for-profit social enterprise that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being. It is passionate in providing a sanctuary for its employees, creating the best fiber rotary joint products, offering its customer exceptional services, and maintaining a low carbon footprint. Bucking the current trend, the company manufactures all its fiber optic rotary joint products in its US facility and markets them around the world including emerging economies such as India, China, Russia, and South Africa. Since its inception in the Fall of 2000, the company has become a reliable force in fiber rotary technology innovations.
Contact Person: 
Barry Zhang
Title: 
President
Business Location: 
2560 East State Street Ext
08619 Hamilton
United States
40° 14' 53.5308" N, 74° 41' 54.9204" W
Phone: 
6095888801
Email: 
barryzhang@princetel.com
Number of Employees: 
40
Website: 
www.princetel.com
Date: 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Emloyee Commute
Description of Action: 
Princetel offers the following incentives to its employees: $1,000 cash reward for cars that are 50 mile/gallon or better; $2,000/year subsidy for employees who use public transportation; $400/year reward for driver who provides carpooling; 800 gallons of gas is saved each year between three employees who drive efficient cars. Two of them live an hour and half away. The other lives close but now drived a plug in car so he rarely needs any gas.
Gallons of Fuel Saved: 
800
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
R40 roof, R25 wall, and energy wheels. 54% energy saving
Environmental Restoration Project
Description of Action: 
Removed all contaminated soils from under the building foundation (>150 tons)
Hazardous Waste/Toxic Use Reduction
Description of Action: 
The company does not produce any hazardous waste
Renewable Energy
Description of Action: 
200 kW solar system (Solyndra)
kWh Saved: 
150,000
Money Saved: 
24,000
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
Company does offer recycled dumpsters
Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
Existing structural elements: 98% reused in the building; Construction waste: 97% recycled; Construction materials: 30% recycled materials and 18% made locally (500 miles);
Water Conservation
Description of Action: 
10,000 gallon rain water harvesting for toilet flushing and irrigation. reduced potable water usage by 66%.
Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
Description of Action: 

Sustainability drives every aspect of Princetel's strategy, planning, and even day to day operation.

Identify Sustainability Leader
Description of Action: 
The CEO of the company is the biggest champion on sustainability. Along with office Manager the two member team overseas all aspect of Princetel's activity.
Annual Environmental Goals
Description of Action: 
Maintain full functionality of all building wide green equipment such energy wheel, solar panels, solar water heater, and rainwater harvesting system.
Develop Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Plan
Description of Action: 
All print, including stationary and advertisement and copy papers are recycled. Use suspension packaging as much as possible.
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
Prevent over packaging.
Implement Environmental Management System
Description of Action: 
The CEO of the company is the biggest champion on sustainability. Along with office Manager the two member team overseas all aspect of Princetel's activity.
Aspirational Goals
Description of Action: 
Net zero electricity consumption
LEED™ Silver, Gold or Platinum
Description of Action: 
LEED Platinum (existing building) certified
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Description of Action: 
100% fresh air (no circulation).
Support Community Initiatives
Description of Action: 
Princetel sponsors art and educational events: Grounds for Sculpture, Art All Night, Art All Day, Princeton University summer travel grant, etc