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Robert Morris University

School of Business

368 Massey Way
Moon Township, PA 15108
(412) 397-3000

Rating: 4750

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Air & Health

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • Implement a space-wide non-smoking policy
  • 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
  • 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
  • Provide specialized shading devices, such as light shelves
  • 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
  • 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:

  • Practice powering-down during unoccupied times (computers, lights)
  • Completed the Energy Star® Portfolio Manager
  • 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
  • Use a high-efficiency boiler or hot-water 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 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
  • Offset our grid consumption through the purchase of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)
  • Initiated a one-year REC contract or purchase equal to our total annual energy consumption
  • Initiated a two-year REC contract or purchase equal to our total annual energy consumption

Materials

This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • Prioritize purchasing products made from recycled content, such as
  • Prioritize purchasing building materials for facility construction, renovation & fit-outs made from recycled content
  • Prioritize purchasing products made from FSC® or SFI® Certified materials, such as
  • 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 product purchases contain no added urea-formaldehyde, such as
  • 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
  • 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
  • Use motion-sensored faucets & fixtures in 50+% of common areas (kitchens are exempt)
  • Use high-efficiency toilet flushing mechanisms
  • Have a system to capture 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
  • Meter our landscape irrigation

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
  • 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
  • Implement methods to recycle and/or divert these specialized items: Other
  • Set all common area printers to 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
  • 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:

  • Have a space that is LEED® certified
  • Provide wellness plans or wellness training for our staff &/or stakeholders
  • Have outdoor green spaces and/or picnic areas
  • 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.)
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