Total Impact GWC 1.0 - 3.0

Cumulative GWC Results

Over the course of three competitions, more than 200 participants have completed 5,831 measurable actions, saved enough energy to power 9,700 average US homes for a year (more than 111,000,000 kWh of energy savings) at a value of over $9 million.

Additionally, enough water was saved to fill Heinz field with over 93 ft of water (over 67 million gallons saved).

In terms of reductions in greenhouse gas emission, participants saved over 25,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, which translates to roughly 651 airline flights of 500 miles: nearly 5 days’ worth of flights leaving Pittsburgh International Airport on a given day.

From October 2014 to October 2015, GWC participants reduced landfill waste by 436 tons, or 35% compared to the baseline, and total waste (including compostable, recyclable, and landfill materials) was reduced 517 tons, or 24%.