Duquesne University - Rockwell Hall

600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh,  PA  15282
(412) 396-6000

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Rating 4790

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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
  • Seal our supply & return air duct openings during construction activity
  • Provide shading devices or tinted windows to control sunlight
    • Use certified environmentally-friendly cleaning products
    • Use only low-VOC interior paints
      • Use only low-VOC interior sealants & coatings
        • 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
        • Have daylight accessible to at least 50% of our occupants
          • Implement a space-wide non-smoking policy
          • Implement a building perimeter non-smoking policy which exceeds 20 ft.
          • Conduct occupancy surveys addressing thermal comfort, indoor air, acoustics, lighting &/or safety
            • Developed a plan to address our thermal comfort, indoor air, acoustics, lighting &/or safety
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          This location is managed sustainably because they:

          • Offset our grid consumption through the purchase of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)
            • Initiated a one-year REC contract or purchase equal to our total annual energy consumption
            • Initiated a two-year REC contract or purchase equal to our total annual energy consumption
          • Have wrapped and/or insulated ductwork
          • Measure our carbon emissions
            • Implemented methods to reduce and/or offset our carbon emissions
          • Make it a priority to purchase all Energy Star® Certified appliances & equipment
          • Have common area lighting on automatic timers & occupancy sensors
            • Implement daytime cleaning
            • Use programmable thermostats and/or "range" controls (e.g., two degrees up & down)
              • Use thermostat timers to control peak vs. non-peak loads
            • Use automatic controls, timers or a building automation system for our primary HVAC
            • 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
              • Offset our grid consumption through the use of onsite renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal, etc.)
                • Offset up to 5% of our consumption through the use of onsite renewable energy
                • Offset up to 10% of our consumption through the use of onsite renewable energy
                • Offset up to 15% of our consumption through the use of onsite renewable energy
                • Offset 20+% of our consumption through the use of onsite renewable energy
              • Have a written policy which commits to energy-efficient operations
              • 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
                • Ensure all new flooring contains low or no-VOC content
                • Ensure all new flooring contains at least 10% of content derived from recycled fibers
              • Ensure our flooring products & sealants adhere to sustainable certification (FloorScore®, Green Seal™, etc.)
              • Prioritize purchasing corn-based dishware, as opposed to petroleum-based products
              • Prioritize purchasing organic food items and/or food items harvested & processed within 250 miles, as well as
                • Prioritize purchasing food items labeled USDA Organic
                • Prioritize purchasing food items certified by: Food Alliance™, Rainforest Alliance™, Protected Harvest™ or Fair Trade®
              • Prioritize purchasing > 50% of supplies harvested & manufactured within 500 miles, such as
                • Prioritize purchasing > 50% furniture items harvested & manufactured within 500 miles
                • Prioritize purchasing > 50% paper, toner cartridges & other office supplies harvested & manufactured within 500 miles
                • Prioritize purchasing > 50% building materials for facility construction, renovation & fit-outs harvested & manufactured within 500 miles
                • Prioritize purchasing > 50% cabinets, countertops & flooring harvested & manufactured within 500 miles
              • Prioritize purchasing products made from recycled content, such as
                • Prioritize purchasing furniture items made from recycled content
                • 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
                • Prioritize purchasing cabinets, countertops & flooring made from recycled content
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              This location is managed sustainably because they:

              • Incorporate native plant species & perennials onsite, to reduce irrigation use
              • Do not irrigate our landscape
              • Use low-flow faucet and/or showerhead fixtures in 50+% 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
                • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Batteries
                • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Composting (on-site or off-site)
                • Implement methods to recycle and/or divert these specialized items: Fluorescent bulbs
                • Implement methods to recycle and/or divert these specialized items: Hazardous materials
                • Implement methods to recycle and/or divert these specialized items: CFCs
                • Implement methods to recycle and/or divert these specialized items: Other
                • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Plastic
                • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Electrical equipment (computers, etc.)
                • Conducted a waste stream audit of paper, toner & other office supplies (past 12 months)
                  • Set all common area printers to default to draft quality and/or black/white or grayscale print
                    • Use reusable dishware, kitchenware & utensils
                    • Have a written policy which commits to reducing waste generation and disposal
                    • Implement a space-wide recycling policy, which includes a
                      • Have a 2+ can segregated recycling system (separate wet & dry waste)
                      • Have a single can commingled recycling system, intended to be separated offsite
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                    This location is managed sustainably because they:

                    • Incorporate an effecient space plan and/or promote a flexible, mobile work environment
                    • Promote stakeholder community initiatives and/or volunteerism
                    • 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
                    • Conduct "Green" education programs for our staff &/or stakeholders
                    • Provide wellness plans or wellness training for our staff &/or stakeholders
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