Imagine saving enough water to fill 69 Olympic-size swimming pools. Or saving enough electricity to power over 22,000 homes during the entire month of the Olympic games.

That just what a forward thinking group of 21 San Jose businesses, schools, and organizations — from San Jose State University to the San Jose Sharks — might be able to do if they successfully implement all of the initiatives they have outlined in their Sustainability Action Plans as a result of their participation in REV’s Sustainability Circle program through PG&E’s Step Up and Power Down Energy Challenge.

Beginning in September 2015, the first of three Circles launched with the final group of nine organizations presenting their initiatives last month. Through Step Up and Power Down (SUPD), these San Jose organizations competed with like-minded businesses in San Francisco to meet — and exceed — their city’s energy efficiency and sustainability goals.

mapPotential sustainability impact from these 21 San Jose participants include projected savings of:
20,273,000 kWh
207,000 therms
45,763,000 gallons of water
and over 15,000 metric tons of CO2 — equivalent to 3,434 airline round trips from San Jose to Rio!

We couldn’t be prouder of these San Jose organizations who all deserve a gold medal for their efforts


The full list of SUPD Sustainability Circle participating companies includes:

San Jose Convention Center
Nimble Storage
Cypress Envirosystems
City of San Jose
Santa Clara County Superior Court
Bellarmine College Prep
San Jose State University (SJSU)
Santa Clara County Office of Education
Oak Grove School District
Goodwill Silicon Valley
San Jose Sharks Sports & Entertainment
San Jose Water Company
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
SK hynix
San Jose Earthquakes

And check out his video to hear what a few of these companies had to say: