Pace University, originally founded in 1906 as a single room accounting school in downtown Manhattan, enrolls over 13,000 students across 3 campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York. Pace University has demonstrated an active role in energy management since 1973. The University has implemented over 350 projects, aimed at conserving electricity, natural gas, steam or water, resulting in several million dollars of total savings.
PORTFOLIO-WIDE LEADERSHIP COMMITMENTS
50% GHG reduction in 10 years
50% reduction in Energy Intensity
PACE UNIVERSITY IS PARTICIPATING IN THE FOLLOWING DOE PROGRAMS:
|Better Climate Challenge||Better Buildings Challenge|
GreenPace, a university-wide sustainability committee, was started at Pace University in 2008 with intentions of researching, discussing, prioritizing, communicating and implementing green initiatives on Pace campuses which has resulted in the completion of many energy efficiency and sustainability projects.
In 2017, Pace University partnered with Cenergistic, an energy and sustainability solutions provider, to take their energy conservation efforts to the next level. As part of this initiative the university has committed to achieve a 50% reduction in energy intensity by 2031. Plans to achieve this reduction commitment include replacing outdated equipment, lighting upgrades, and behavioral changes by staff and students. A team of on-site Energy Specialists tracks energy consumption and analyzes energy use, so they can quickly identify areas that need immediate attention.
Pace University received a 2023 Better Practice Award for an energy management strategy that reduced annual energy usage by nearly 20%.
|GHG Emissions Goals|
|50%Reduction in Scope 1 & 2 Emissions||Progress|
|50%Reduction in Energy Intensity||Progress|
|15%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)|