Pace University

Pace University

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. The University’s mission of Opportunitas is consistently reaffirmed through rankings that consider Pace University as the #1 Four-Year Private University in terms of economic upward mobility and in the top 10% of private universities in regard to a return on tuition investment.

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. Some examples include: more efficient heating and cooling systems, automatic temperature control, occupancy sensors, low flow showers, faucets and toilets and a behavior based energy conservation program.

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 our campuses which has resulted in the completion of many energy efficiency and sustainability projects.

In 2017, Pace University has partnered with Cenergistic, a leading 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 20% reduction in energy intensity by 2023. Plans to achieve this reduction commitment include replacing outdated equipment, lighting upgrades and behavioral changes by staff and students.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 conduct energy audits, oversee equipment and operational schedules and work to improve energy use behaviors. This team also tracks energy consumption and analyzes energy use, so they can quickly identify areas that need immediate attention.

Buildings Challenge Commitment
2.5Million Square Feet
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
24%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)