list of sustainable businesses

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • Implement a space-wide policy to minimize the use of toxic pesticides
  • Use mats, rugs & grates at building entrances to manage particulates
  • Implement a pest-management plan to reduce or eliminate sources of food, water & shelter
  • Provide shading devices or tinted windows to control sunlight
    • Use certified environmentally-friendly cleaning products
    • Use a carbon dioxide (CO2) and/or carbon monoxide (CO) monitoring system
      • Continuously monitor our indoor air for CO2 or CO
    • Have daylight accessible to at least 50% of our occupants
      • Have daylight accessible to at least 75+% of our occupants
      • Have daylight accessible to 100% of our occupants
    • Maintain and clean our HVAC at least twice per calendar year
      • Change or clean our HVAC filters at least quarterly
    • Optimize our indoor air system with filters rated MERV 8 or greater
      • Change or clean our HVAC filters at least quarterly
    • Optimize our indoor air system with the use of economizers, air handling units, etc
    • Implement a space-wide policy on green cleaning
    • Implement a space-wide non-smoking policy
    • Conduct occupancy surveys addressing thermal comfort, indoor air, acoustics, lighting &/or safety
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      This location is managed sustainably because they:

      • Have wrapped and/or insulated ductwork
      • Have insulated roof & walls, defined by values R-19 or greater
      • Ensure all individuals have task lighting controls to reduce overall lighting usage
      • Have common area lighting on automatic timers & occupancy sensors
        • Ensure all applicable lighting is on automatic timers & occupancy sensors
      • Implement daytime cleaning
      • Make it a priority to purchase all Energy Star® Certified appliances & equipment
      • Use programmable thermostats and/or "range" controls (e.g., two degrees up & down)
        • Implement zoned temperature controls or another building management system
          • Have individual temperature controls for at least 50% of our occupants
        • Have a policy to phase all incandescent lighting to CFL, LED or better
          • Have a policy to phase all ballasted lighting fixtures to T8 or better
            • Ensure all ballasted lighting fixtures are T8 or better
          • Separately meter electric where applicable (tenants, server rooms, HVAC)
            • Separately meter electric for all tenants
          • Practice powering-down during unoccupied times (computers, lights)
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          This location is managed sustainably because they:

          • Ensure all new flooring purchases will comprise of recycled carpet fibers, carpet tiles and/or other sustainable flooring
            • Prioritize purchasing products made from recycled content, such as
              • Prioritize purchasing paper, toner cartridges & other office supplies made from recycled content
              • Prioritize purchasing building materials for facility construction, renovation & fit-outs made from recycled content
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            This location is managed sustainably because they:

            • Do not irrigate our landscape
            • Use high-efficiency toilet flushing mechanisms
              • Use low-flow faucet and/or showerhead fixtures in 50+% of common areas
                • Have low-flow and/or faucet fixtures in 100% of common areas
              • Use motion-sensored faucets & fixtures in 50+% of common areas (kitchens are exempt)
                • Have motion-sensored faucets & fixtures in 100% of common areas
              • Have a written policy which commits to reducing our indoor water use
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              This location is managed sustainably because they:

              • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Paper & cardboard
              • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Glass
              • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Metal
              • Implement methods to recycle and/or divert these specialized items: Fluorescent bulbs
              • Implement a space-wide recycling policy, which includes a
                • Have a single can commingled recycling system, intended to be separated offsite
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              This location is managed sustainably because they:

              • Have outdoor green spaces and/or picnic areas
              • Incorporate an effecient space plan and/or promote a flexible, mobile work environment
              • Promote stakeholder community initiatives and/or volunteerism
              • Have preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles and carpooling
              • Promote and/or incentivize use of mass transit
              • Have on-site bike storage
              • Completed facility renovations & additions that exceeded code requirements for energy efficiency
              • Have an on-site garden and/or indoor plants
              • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Plastic
              • Provide wellness plans or wellness training for our staff &/or stakeholders
              • Display education stations identifying sustainable practices
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              Sustainable businesses and buildings in Pittsburgh, PA

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