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
  • Measure internal humidity in at least 50% of our space
  • 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
        • Use a carbon dioxide (CO2) and/or carbon monoxide (CO) monitoring system
          • Continuously monitor our indoor air for CO2 or CO
        • Maintain and clean our HVAC at least twice per calendar year
          • Optimize our indoor air system with filters rated MERV 8 or greater
            • Optimize our indoor air system with the use of economizers, air handling units, etc
            • 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
            • Implement a space-wide non-smoking policy
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            This location is managed sustainably because they:

            • Have a green vegetated roof
            • 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 common area lighting is on automatic timers & occupancy sensors
              • Ensure all applicable lighting is 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 comprehensive "smart-temp" controls that include humidity monitoring
            • 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
            • Separately meter electric where applicable (tenants, server rooms, HVAC)
              • Separately meter electric for all tenants
            • Use a high-efficiency boiler or hot-water system
              • Use a high-efficiency water temperature control and/or pumping system
            • Have a policy to phase all incandescent lighting to CFL, LED or better
              • Ensure all our applicable interior lighting is CFL, LED or better
            • 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 at least 10% of content derived from recycled fibers
            • Ensure our flooring products & sealants adhere to sustainable certification (FloorScore®, Green Seal™, etc.)
            • 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
            • Meter our landscape irrigation
            • Have a green vegetated roof
            • Separately meter our physical plant (boilers, hot water, cooling tower)
            • Separately meter water where applicable (separate from main)
              • Separately meter at least 50% of our tenants
              • Separately meter 100% our tenants
            • 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
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            This location is managed sustainably because they:

            • Occupy our space with reused/recycled furniture & equipment (desks, chairs, cubicle walls & cabinets)
              • Use motion-sensored paper towel distributors and/or hands-free, energy efficient dryers
              • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Paper & cardboard
              • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Glass
              • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Metal
              • Use reusable dishware, kitchenware & utensils
              • Implement a space-wide recycling policy, which includes a
                • Have a 2+ can segregated recycling system (separate wet & dry waste)
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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 and/or incentivize carpooling & car-sharing
              • Promote and/or incentivize use of mass transit
              • Have on-site shower facilities
              • Have on-site bike storage
              • Have an on-site garden and/or indoor plants
              • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Plastic
              • Conduct "Green" education programs for our staff &/or stakeholders
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              Sustainable businesses and buildings in Minneapolis, MN

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