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University of Pittsburgh

Greensburg – Selene House

Building #805
Greensburg, PA 15601
(724) 836-9898

Rating: 3880

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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
  • Provide shading devices or tinted windows to control sunlight
  • 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
  • Optimize our indoor air system with the use of economizers, air handling units, etc
  • Measure internal humidity in at least 50% of our space
  • 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 ballasted lighting fixtures are T8 or better
  • 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
  • Implement daytime cleaning
  • Use a high-efficiency boiler or hot-water system
  • Use a high-efficiency water temperature control and/or pumping system
  • 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
  • Implement zoned temperature controls or another building management system
  • Have individual temperature controls for at least 50% of our occupants
  • Have wrapped and/or insulated ductwork
  • Have insulated roof & walls, defined by values R-19 or greater
  • Initiated a commissioning plan prepared by a qualified third-party
  • Implemented up to 25% of the recommendations from our commissioning plan
  • Implemented up to 50% 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 FSC® or SFI® Certified materials, such as
  • Prioritize purchasing furniture items 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
  • 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.)

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
  • Have low-flow and/or faucet fixtures in 100% of common areas
  • 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 single can commingled recycling system, intended to be separated offsite
  • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Paper & cardboard
  • 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
  • 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 motion-sensored paper towel distributors and/or hands-free, energy efficient dryers

Bonus Points

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • Have outdoor green spaces and/or picnic areas
  • Have on-site bike storage
  • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Plastic

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