Green Home Office Challenge Results

Pitt Green Home Office Numerical Score Results As a participant in the challenge, the  goal is to achieve the highest score possible in both the CO2e Savings and Numerical Score categories. The Numerical Score you were given at… read more

Pitt Green Home Office Numerical Score Results

As a participant in the challenge, the  goal is to achieve the highest score possible in both the CO2e Savings and Numerical Score categories. The Numerical Score you were given at the end of the Green Home Office Challenge Survey takes into account all categories.

 

Results as of 11/19/2021:

  • 152 respondents
  • Average Score – 54.58

Green Designation Results

  • 9 Sustainable Oaks (>80% total points)
  • 43 Saplings (>60% total points)
  • 68 Sprouts (>40% total points)
  • 32 Seeds (<40% total points)

 

CO2e Savings

 

The Green Home Office Challenge CO2e Savings Calculator

The Green Home Office CO2e Savings Calculator uses units of lbs of CO2e, not metric tons. Results are given in units of lbs of CO2e/work year. Work year is assumed to be 50 work weeks/year and 37.5 work hours/week. Therefore, your CO2e Savings from this calculator does not account for any actions you take outside of work hours.

In addition, your CO2e  Savings is just an estimate because it only takes into account items in the energy, transportation, and eating habits categories. Furthermore, each calculation was based off average values. For example – average passenger vehicle MPG, average distance traveled to work, average energy usage of a computer, etc.

 

Co2e Savings Results

Results as of 11/19/2021:

  • 152 respondents
  • Average Savings – 7,565 lbs CO2e
  • Minimum Savings – 1,344 lbs CO2e
  • Maximum Savings – 9,714 lbs CO2e
  • Total Savings by Pitt Employees – 1,149,828 lbs CO2e

Check out the graph to see where you fall compared to other Pitt employees who have taken the Green Home Office Challenge Survey!

CO2e Equivalents

The following items are meant to help you better understand what your CO2e Savings means by converting it into four more tangible savings values.

CO2 emissions from average home’s energy use per year

Carbon sequestered by number of tree seedlings planted and grown for 10 years

Greenhouse gas emissions avoided by number of trashbags recycled instead of landfilled

Greenhouse gas emissions from miles driven by an average passenger vehicle

Above are estimates to see approximately where you land, but to get exact values of savings per year or to see more equivalents, you can go to the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies website.

To use the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies website:

  • Click on the “If You Have Emissions Data” tab
  • In the first row for “CO2-Carbon Dioxide or CO2 Equivalent” in the “Amount” column, type in the value the WFH Challenge Survey gave you for your CO2e Savings
  • In the “Unit” column, change the value to “Pounds”
  • Now you can see what your Green Home Office Challenge results equate to in more tangible terms!

The goal of the Pit Green Home Office Challenge is to educate Pitt employees on how to live more sustainably in their home workspace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn about how to take the Pitt Green Home Office Challenge.

If you have any questions about your score or forgot your CO2e or Numerical Score from the Green Home Office Survey, please contact sustainability@pitt.edu for assistance!