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GBA Pittsburgh

Green Building Alliance Pittsburgh

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

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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.
  • Conduct occupancy surveys addressing thermal comfort, indoor air, acoustics, lighting &/or safety
  • 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
  • Use only low-VOC interior sealants & coatings
  • 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
  • Use a carbon dioxide (CO2) and/or carbon monoxide (CO) monitoring system
  • Continuously monitor our indoor air for CO2 or CO
  • 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

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)
  • Completed the Energy Star® Portfolio Manager
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Separately meter electric where applicable (tenants, server rooms, HVAC)
  • 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

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 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
  • 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
  • Ensure all new product purchases contain no added urea-formaldehyde, such as
  • 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 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

Water

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

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 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
  • 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
  • Use reusable dishware, kitchenware & utensils

Bonus Points

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • Have a space that is LEED® certified
  • Have a space that is Energy Star® certified
  • 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
  • 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)
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