Front entrance of the Kessel Student Center

The university community can help the energy conservation effort by:


  • Turn off unused or unneeded lights
  • Use natural lighting instead of electric lighting whenever possible
  • Use task lighting instead of ambient light sources
  • Report outside or parking lot lights that remain on during the day

Computers, Monitors, and Printers

  • Keep off unless in use
  • Enable power management “sleep mode” features
  • Limit screensavers to 15 minutes
  • Limit 'vampiric' energy drain by unplugging electronics when not in use

Heating and Cooling

  • Dress appropriate to the season and keep thermostats at 68 in the winter and 76 for air conditioned spaces in the summer
  • During the heating season, open blinds, drapes and curtains to let sun in or, if no sun, close them to keep the heat in. During the cooling season close blinds, drapes and curtains where available to block sun
  • Set back your thermostat if you are leaving the room for an extended time

Windows and Doors

  • Keep windows and doors closed in heated and air conditioned areas
  • Close vestibule doors when propped open

Please email any energy related questions to Ryan McEnany, Director, Energy & Resiliency at:

Community Carbon Project

Pace was the first institution in the city to support NYC's Community Carbon Program in 2017. Partnering with Urban Offsets, a global leader in developing sustainable urban-based climate resiliency programs and corporations, Pace supported the New York Restoration Project's (NYRP) spring 2017 tree giveaway program throughout the five boroughs. Learn more about the Community Carbon Project (PDF).