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Common Plea Catering

Common Plea Catering

3700 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(724) 420-7810

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Air & Health

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • 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
  • Provide shading devices or tinted windows to control sunlight
  • Provide specialized shading devices, such as light shelves
  • 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
  • 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
  • Seal our supply & return air duct openings during construction activity
  • 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:

  • Practice powering-down during unoccupied times (computers, lights)
  • 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
  • Ensure all individuals have task lighting controls to reduce overall lighting usage
  • 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
  • Have wrapped and/or insulated ductwork
  • Have insulated roof & walls, defined by values R-19 or greater

Materials

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • Have a written policy which commits to purchasing environmentally-preferable products
  • Prioritize purchasing products made from recycled content, such as
  • Prioritize purchasing paper, toner cartridges & other office supplies made from recycled content
  • Prioritize purchasing products made from rapidly renewable materials, such as
  • Prioritize purchasing products made from FSC® or SFI® Certified materials, such as
  • Prioritize purchasing paper, toner cartridges & other office supplies made from FSC® or SFI® Certified materials
  • 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
  • Prioritize purchasing food items certified by: Food Alliance™, Rainforest Alliance™, Protected Harvest™ or Fair Trade®

Water

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • Have a written policy which commits to reducing our indoor water use
  • Use high-efficiency toilet flushing mechanisms
  • 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
  • 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
  • Use motion-sensored paper towel distributors and/or hands-free, energy efficient dryers

Bonus Points

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • Conduct "Green" education programs for our staff &/or stakeholders
  • Incorporate an effecient space plan and/or promote a flexible, mobile work environment
  • Promote stakeholder community initiatives and/or volunteerism
  • Have an on-site garden and/or indoor plants
  • Have a zero-waste-to-landfill initiatives
  • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Plastic
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