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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
  • Measure internal humidity in at least 50% of our space
  • 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
        • Have daylight accessible to at least 50% of our occupants
          • Have daylight accessible to at least 75+% of our occupants
        • 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
            • 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:

            • Use automatic controls, timers or a building automation system for our primary HVAC
            • Implement zoned temperature controls or another building management system
              • Initiated a third-party energy audit
              • 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
                • Practice powering-down during unoccupied times (computers, lights)
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                This location is managed sustainably because they:

                This location is managed sustainably because they:

                • Incorporate native plant species & perennials onsite, to reduce irrigation use
                • Meter our landscape irrigation
                • Use high-efficiency toilet flushing mechanisms
                  • Separately meter water where applicable (separate from main)
                    • Use low-flow faucet and/or showerhead fixtures in 50+% of common areas
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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
                          • 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
                          • 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
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                          Sustainable businesses and buildings in Pittsburgh, PA

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