Congratulations, GWC 4.0 Top Scorers!
The 2016-2017 Green Workplace Challenge had more participating organizations than ever before! More than 90 organizations completed 2,009 measurable and verifiable actions. Point-earning actions ranged from establishing compost and recycling programs in the workplace to switching inefficient light bulbs to more efficient types. Collectively, GWC participants' actions resulted in:
- Energy savings of more than 16 million kWh, enough to power every owner-occupied home in the 15219 zip code for a year
- Water savings of over 33 million gallons, enough to cover the playing surface of PNC Park to a depth of 46.3 feet
- Avoidance of commuter-related CO2 emissions by an estimated 552 metric tons through sustainable commute choices
Top-scoring organizations were awarded on Thursday, September 14 during the Green Workplace Challenge Finale and Awards Celebration. Find out which organizations came out on top.
Special thanks to Barbara Moore, Co-Materials Coordinator at the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse for award designs!