PLEASANTVILLE , N.Y. — In a bid to become a leader in long-term energy conservation, Pace University announces its official commitment to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge.

Organizations participating in the Better Buildings Challenge commit to cutting energy use across buildings at least 20 percent over 10 years. Organizations and their peers share cutting-edge technologies and best practices in building operations in the name of advancing energy efficiency across the country.

“It is our goal to showcase Pace University’s commitment to sustainability nationally, through the success of the Better Building Challenge,” said Ryan McEnany, Director of Energy & Resiliency at Pace.

In recent years, Pace has made a commitment to further sustainability throughout its campuses. In 2007, Pace became a charter member of the NYC Carbon Challenge, which supports urban-based climate resiliency programs and corporations. To help achieve this goal, Pace partnered with Cenergistic, a national energy conservation company, in 2017 to reduce emissions across facilities.

Read the full press release here, and read more about Pace’s commitment to sustainability here.

About Pace University

Ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, Pace University provides a transformative education for its diverse students — academically, professionally, and socioeconomically.

About Cenergistic

Since 1986 Cenergistic has partnered with 1450+ educational, municipal government and healthcare organizations to achieve $5.8 billion in utility savings and cost avoidance. These strong results come from the application of Cenergistic’s organizational behavior-based strategies and are enhanced by our proprietary software platform to drive building and equipment optimization. Our energy conservation program reduces utility consumption by an average of 25% with no capital investment while maintaining or improving the comfort and quality of building environments. For more than a decade, Cenergistic has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year or Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence. To learn more, visit

About Better Buildings Challenge

The Better Buildings Challenge is one component of the Better Buildings Initiative, through which DOE partners with 950 public and private sector organizations to drive cost-effective and proven strategies to improve the energy efficiency of the nation’s buildings, plants, and homes. To date, nearly $11 billion and 1.8 quadrillion British thermal units (Btus) of energy have been saved by partners in Better Buildings. Through Better Buildings, DOE aims to make commercial, public, industrial, and residential buildings 20% more energy efficient over the next decade. This means saving billions of dollars on energy bills, reducing emissions, and creating thousands of jobs. Discover more than 2,800 proven solutions from Better Buildings, Better Plants partners in the Better Buildings Solution Center.