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
  • Provide shading devices or tinted windows to control sunlight
    • Provide specialized shading devices, such as light shelves
  • 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
        • 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
          • Implement a space-wide non-smoking policy
          • 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
          • Have insulated roof & walls, defined by values R-19 or greater
          • Initiated a third-party energy audit
          • Initiated a commissioning plan prepared by a qualified third-party
            • Implemented up to 25% of the recommendations from our commissioning plan
            • Implemented up to 50% of the recommendations from our commissioning plan
            • Implemented up to 75% of the recommendations from our commissioning plan
          • 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
          • 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
          • Use a high-efficiency boiler or hot-water system
            • Completed the Energy Star® Portfolio Manager
              • 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 policy to phase all ballasted lighting fixtures to T8 or better
                • Ensure all ballasted lighting fixtures are T8 or better
              • 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 100% of our current flooring is comprised of recycled carpet fibers, tiles and/or other sustainable flooring
              • 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
              • Ensure all new product purchases contain no added urea-formaldehyde, such as
                • Ensure all new building materials for facility construction, renovation & fit-outs contain no added urea-formaldehyde
                • Ensure all new cabinet, countertop & flooring purchases contain no added urea-formaldehyde
              • Prioritize purchasing products made from FSC® or SFI® Certified materials, such as
                • Prioritize purchasing building materials for facility construction, renovation & fit-outs made from FSC® or SFI® Certified materials
                • Prioritize purchasing cabinets, countertops & flooring made from FSC® or SFI® Certified materials
              • Prioritize purchasing products made from recycled content, such as
                • 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:

              • Have a system to capture rainwater and/or greywater
                • Control rainwater and/or greywater prior to its disbursement into the watershed
              • Incorporate native plant species & perennials onsite, to reduce irrigation use
              • Meter our landscape irrigation
              • 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)
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                  This location is managed sustainably because they:

                  • 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
                  • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Batteries
                  • 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
                  • Set all common area printers to default to double-sided or scrap paper printing
                    • Set all common area printers to default to draft quality and/or black/white or grayscale print
                      • Use reusable dishware, kitchenware & utensils
                      • 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
                      • 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
                      • 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
                      • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Electrical equipment (computers, etc.)
                      • Provide wellness plans or wellness training for our staff &/or stakeholders
                      • Have a space that is LEED® certified
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                      Sustainable businesses and buildings in Moon Township, PA

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