Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Ryan McEnany
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Pace University
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Ryan McEnany
Director Energy & Resiliency
Facilities & Capital Projects
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Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 4,908 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 7,290 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 11,827 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 15,077 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 3,447 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3,635 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 20,182 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 26,002 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine net carbon sinks:
Performance year Baseline year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 384.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from on-site composting 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon sold or transferred 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon sinks 384.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the carbon sinks, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):

We purchase a portion of our energy through Recharge NY which utilizes renewable hydroelectric power in New York State. This is verified by NYPA, the New York Power Authority.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 19,797.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 26,002 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Performance year Baseline year
Start date Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 1, 2016
End date Dec. 31, 2018 Dec. 31, 2016

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted:

We adopted the baseline year of 2016 while working with the New York City Office of Sustainability.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 3,474 3,470
Number of employees resident on-site 20 21
Number of other individuals resident on-site 3 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 11,610 11,552
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,340 2,275
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 99 75
Weighted Campus Users 11,264.75 11,186.75

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user 1.76 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2.32 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
24.39

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
2,480,105 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 13,807 Square Feet
Healthcare space 33,829 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2,575,377 Gross Square Feet

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
0.01 MtCO2e / GSF

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:

We have enlisted an energy conservation consulting firm to help us reduce energy usage while the buildings are unoccupied. This strategy has been extremely successful and has led to energy savings in over $1.1 Million per year


Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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