Eaton Takes Top Honors in Pittsburgh Green Workplace
Date: November 9, 2012
PITTSBURGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton
Corporation today announced it has been recognized as a
first place winner of Sustainable Pittsburgh's 2011-2012
Pittsburgh Green Workplace Challenge (GWC). Sustainable
Pittsburgh noted the significant regional impact on energy
and water savings, and reductions in greenhouse gas
emissions at Eaton's Moon Township Electrical Sector -
Americas headquarters. Eaton accepted the award at a
ceremony held at Phipps Conservatory on Oct. 18, 2012.
"Eaton truly embraced the mission of the Green Workplace
Challenge," said Matt Mehalik, program manager of
Sustainable Pittsburgh. "By applying smart, impactful
sustainability practices, Eaton has demonstrated its
commitment to making our region a better place to live and
A group of Eaton employees, who volunteer to work on the
Moon Township facility's "Green Team," led the effort to
implement more sustainable and energy-efficient practices.
The team distributed reusable mugs to every employee in the
company, purchased a hybrid company vehicle, and planted
trees surrounding the property that require little
watering. These and other actions earned points in the
challenge, but also made a lasting impact on the
organization. Over the course of the competition, Eaton
saved more than one million kilowatt hours of power,
translating into $100,000 in energy savings.
"The Green Team has demonstrated what can be accomplished
when passionate individuals come together to make a
difference," said Revathi Advathi, president - Electrical
Sector, Americas Region, Eaton. "The team has showcased
Eaton's leadership in energy efficiency and helped to make
our facility even more sustainable."
The GWC is an initiative of Sustainable Pittsburgh's
Champions for Sustainability business network. Companies
earn points for actions that demonstrate measurable change
to implement. These actions also provide participating
organizations with a baseline for comparison in the future.
More than 50 companies participated in this year's
challenge, which began in September 2011. Throughout the
competition, enough energy was saved to power nearly 6,000
average U.S. homes for one year and total energy savings
amounted to $4.2 million.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Sustainable Pittsburgh (SP) affects
decision-making for the Pittsburgh region to integrate
economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental
quality bringing sustainable solutions to communities and
businesses. Over the past 14 years, SP has proven adept at
building coalitions for change on issues that get at the
heart of sustainability for southwestern Pennsylvania.
Eaton's electrical business is a global leader in power
distribution, power quality, control and automation, power
monitoring, and energy management products and services.
Eaton is positioned through its global electrical product
series and solutions to answer today's most critical
electrical power management challenges.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company
with more than 100 years of experience providing
energy-efficient solutions that help our customers
effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical
power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global
technology leader in electrical components, systems and
services for power quality, distribution and control;
hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial
and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and
pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and
truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for
performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has
approximately 74,000 employees and sells products to
customers in more than 150 countries. For more information,