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MEDRAD Inc., A Business of Bayer HealthCare

MEDRAD Inc. – Saxonburg Facility

150 Victory Road
Saxonburg, PA 16056
(724) 360-7600

Rating: 6600

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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
  • Developed a plan to address our thermal comfort, indoor air, acoustics, lighting &/or safety
  • 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
  • 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
  • Continuously monitor our indoor air for CO2 or CO
  • Measure internal humidity in at least 50% of our space
  • 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)
  • Completed the Energy Star® Portfolio Manager
  • Achieved a rating of 70+ on our Energy Star Portfolio Manager
  • Achieved a rating of 80+ on our Energy Star Portfolio Manager
  • Achieved a rating of 90+ on our 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
  • 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 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
  • Implemented up to 50% of the recommendations from our commissioning plan
  • Implemented up to 75% of the recommendations from our commissioning plan
  • Measure our carbon emissions
  • Implemented methods to reduce and/or offset our carbon emissions

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 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 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% 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 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 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 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 motion-sensored faucets & fixtures in 50+% of common areas (kitchens are exempt)
  • Have motion-sensored faucets & fixtures in 100% of common areas
  • Use high-efficiency toilet flushing mechanisms
  • Use dual-flush toilet units
  • Use waterless toilet units
  • Have a system to capture rainwater and/or greywater
  • Reuse captured rainwater and/or greywater
  • Control rainwater and/or greywater prior to its disbursement into the watershed
  • Incorporate native plant species & perennials onsite, to reduce irrigation use

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
  • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Composting (on-site or off-site)
  • Implement methods to recycle and/or divert these specialized items: Fluorescent bulbs
  • 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 motion-sensored paper towel distributors and/or hands-free, energy efficient dryers

Bonus Points

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • Have a space that is LEED® 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 a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or similar sustainability reporting initiative
  • Have an individual appointed to specifically oversee sustainable operations and/or reporting
  • Have outdoor green spaces and/or picnic areas
  • Promote stakeholder community initiatives and/or volunteerism
  • Have preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles and carpooling
  • Promote and/or incentivize carpooling & car-sharing
  • 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: Electrical equipment (computers, etc.)
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