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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
  • 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 no-VOC interior paints
  • Use only low-VOC interior sealants & coatings
  • Use only no-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
  • 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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Separately meter electric where applicable (tenants, server rooms, HVAC)
  • Separately meter electric for all tenants
  • Use programmable thermostats and/or "range" controls (e.g., two degrees up & down)
  • 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
  • Initiated a third-party energy audit
  • Have a green vegetated roof

Materials

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • 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 > 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 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 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

Water

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • Use low-flow faucet and/or showerhead fixtures in 50+% of common areas
  • Separately meter water where applicable (separate from main)
  • Separately meter our physical plant (boilers, hot water, cooling tower)
  • Have a green vegetated roof

Waste Reduction

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • 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: Glass
  • 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

Bonus Points

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • Display education stations identifying sustainable practices
  • Have an individual appointed to specifically oversee sustainable operations and/or reporting
  • Have outdoor green spaces and/or picnic areas
  • Incorporate an effecient space plan and/or promote a flexible, mobile work environment
  • 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
  • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Plastic
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