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Green Workplace Challenge Kick-off

June 16, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am


The Green Workplace Challenge is back again for another year of exciting competition!

Beginning with its first launch in September of 2011, the field of GWC leaders completed over 5800 measurable actions, saved enough energy to power 9700 average U.S. homes for a year (112,000,000 kWh of energy savings) at a value of over $8.9 million. Additionally, enough water was saved to fill Heinz Field with over 93 feet of water (Over 67 million gallons saved). In terms of reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, participants saved over 25,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, which translates to roughly 651 airline flights of 500 miles: 4.3 days’ worth of all flights leaving Pittsburgh International Airport on a given day.  Check out the full details in the GWC infographics.

Let’s build off of this impressive record by doing even more in this fourth round of the competition!

New this year (click here for full details):

  • Revised Master Playbook with new actions
  • Earn ribbons and recognition for your completed actions using the new category playbooks
  • Compete on a neighborhood team
  • Equity actions
  • Compete on a team with other tenants in your building
  • Actions that reward tenant-landlord cooperation
  • More opportunities for innovative actions
  • Weekly sprint challenges

Special invitation to professional associations to rally your members to participate!

Last time 100 businesses, nonprofits, municipalities, and universities from southwestern Pennsylvania signed up for this yearlong competition to track and measure improvements in energy, water, waste, and transportation. Hear how the leading organizations and their employees achieved success. See how they positively impacted the region, from cost savings to resource efficiencies to an engaged workforce

Full agenda to be posted soon.


June 16, 2016
8:30 am - 11:00 am


Sustainable Pittsburgh