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

STARS v2.2

Pace University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Ryan McEnany
Director Energy & Resiliency
Facilities & Capital Projects
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

Mission Statement GreenPace:
GreenPace serves as an incubator of ideas where Pace University students, staff, faculty and administrators can develop sustainability proposals, create research projects, and implement various green practices while involving the Pace and outside community in its efforts.

Pace University's sustainability committee (GreenPace) was commissioned by the Provost of the university in 2008. Our members span the campuses, and include faculty, staff, administrators, students, and alumni.

Subcommittees are:
• Energy & Water
• Campus Culture & Academics
• Waste Reduction, Recycling, and Dining Services
• Green Building & Landscaping
• Purchasing
• Transportation


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Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Sustainability Office is housed in the Department of Facilities and Capital Projects.


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
3

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Ryan McEnany, Director Energy & Resiliency

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The Sustainability Office was created in 2018 and in that short time it has reduced GHG emissions by 25% through the use of effective BMS scheduling while buildings are unoccupied.

Additionally during this time water usage has curtailed by over 10%, partially due to a simple air conditioning upgrade that saves 1.2 Million Gallons of Water per year.

The office also applies for incentives for energy efficiency projects and just recently received $87,000 for a chiller upgrade, as well as incentives for an LED lighting retrofit that will save 400,000 kWh in 2020.

Finally, the office was also successful in applying for a grant that will fund the development of a Climate Action Plan that will put Pace on the path to carbon neutrality.


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