Green Building Alliance Pittsburgh

33 Terminal Way
Suite 331
Pittsburgh,  PA  15212
(412) 431-0709

www.go-gba.org/

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Rating 6650

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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
  • Seal our supply & return air duct openings during construction activity
  • 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
        • 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
      • 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 policy on green cleaning
      • 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
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        This location is managed sustainably because they:

        • Make it a priority to purchase all Energy Star® Certified appliances & equipment
        • 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
        • Use programmable thermostats and/or "range" controls (e.g., two degrees up & down)
          • 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
          • Separately meter electric where applicable (tenants, server rooms, HVAC)
            • 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
              • Ensure all ballasted lighting fixtures are energy efficient, uplit ambient lighting
            • Completed the Energy Star® Portfolio Manager
              • 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 100% of our current flooring is comprised of recycled carpet fibers, tiles and/or other sustainable flooring
              • 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
              • Ensure all new product purchases contain no added urea-formaldehyde, such as
                • 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 furniture items made from FSC® or SFI® Certified materials
                • Prioritize purchasing paper, toner cartridges & other office supplies made from FSC® or SFI® Certified materials
                • 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 > 50% of supplies harvested & manufactured within 500 miles, such as
                • Prioritize purchasing > 50% furniture items 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 100% of supplies harvested & manufactured within 500 miles, such as
                • Prioritize purchasing 100% furniture items harvested & manufactured within 500 miles
                • Prioritize purchasing 100% building materials for facility construction, renovation & fit-outs harvested & manufactured within 500 miles
                • Prioritize purchasing 100% 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
              • Prioritize purchasing products made from rapidly renewable materials, such as
                • Prioritize purchasing furniture items made from rapidly renewable materials
                • Prioritize purchasing building materials for facility construction, renovation & fit-outs made from rapidly renewable materials
                • Prioritize purchasing cabinets, countertops & flooring made from rapidly renewable materials
              • Have a written policy which commits to purchasing environmentally-preferable products
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              This location is managed sustainably because they:

              • 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)
                • Occupy 25+% of our space with reused/recycled furniture & equipment
                • Occupy 50+% of our space with reused/recycled furniture & equipment
              • 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: CFCs
              • Implement methods to recycle and/or divert these specialized items: Other
              • Conducted a waste stream audit of paper, toner & other office supplies (past 12 months)
                • Implement other responsible means to divert from waste stream & incineration
              • Set all common area printers to default to double-sided or scrap paper printing
                • Ensure all print users 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
                • Ensure all print users 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)
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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
              • 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.)
              • Have an organizational pledge to nurture a sustainable workplace (i.e., Sustainability Mission Statement)
              • Conduct "Green" education programs for our staff &/or stakeholders
              • Provide wellness plans or wellness training for our staff &/or stakeholders
              • Display education stations identifying sustainable practices
              • Have an individual appointed to specifically oversee sustainable operations and/or reporting
              • Have a space that is LEED® certified
              • Have a space that is Energy Star® certified
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