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University of Pittsburgh

Bradford – Ernest Hemingway House

Building #109
Bradford, PA 16701
(814) 331-8489

Rating: 4540

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Air & Health

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • Implement a space-wide non-smoking policy
  • Implement a building perimeter non-smoking policy which exceeds 20 ft.
  • 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
  • Use certified environmentally-friendly cleaning products
  • Use only low-VOC interior paints
  • Maintain and clean our HVAC at least twice per calendar year
  • Optimize our indoor air system with filters rated MERV 8 or greater
  • 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

Energy

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • Have a written policy which commits to energy-efficient operations
  • Practice powering-down during unoccupied times (computers, lights)
  • Make it a priority to purchase all Energy Star® Certified appliances & equipment
  • 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 individuals have task lighting controls to reduce overall lighting usage
  • Have common area lighting on automatic timers & occupancy sensors
  • Separately meter electric where applicable (tenants, server rooms, HVAC)
  • 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

Materials

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • Prioritize purchasing products made from recycled content, such as
  • 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 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
  • Prioritize purchasing products made from FSC® or SFI® Certified materials, such as
  • 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
  • Ensure all new product purchases contain no added urea-formaldehyde, such as
  • Ensure all new furniture purchases contain no added urea-formaldehyde
  • 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
  • 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.)

Water

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • Have a written policy which commits to reducing our indoor water use
  • Use low-flow faucet and/or showerhead fixtures in 50+% of common areas
  • Use high-efficiency toilet flushing mechanisms
  • Separately meter water where applicable (separate from main)
  • Incorporate native plant species & perennials onsite, to reduce irrigation use
  • Do not irrigate our landscape

Waste Reduction

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Bonus Points

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • 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 outdoor green spaces and/or picnic areas
  • 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 a zero-waste-to-landfill initiatives
  • 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)

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