125 West Station Square Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Eliminated Harmful Chemicals for Pest Control
The business has eliminated the use of harmful chemicals for pest control, both inside and outside its building.
Low Use of VOCs
The business only uses or has only used paints, finishes, coatings, stains, primers, adhesives, and sealants that are low-emitting (i.e., low in volatile organic chemicals [VOCs]).
Owner Lives Within 5 Miles
The business is owned by a proprietor who lives within 5 miles of his or her business.
Employees Use Public/Alternative Transport
The business has employees who use public transit or hybrid, electric, or alternative fuel vehicles to commute to and from work.
Employees Bike or Walk
The business has employees who bike or walk to and from work.
The business has a bike rack outside its building for customer and employee use, or covered/indoor bike storage space.
Hybrid/Electric/Alternative Vehicles for Business Travel
The business uses hybrid, electric, or alternative fuel vehicles for its business-related travel.
The business uses "print preview" on their word processor to reduce wasteful printing.
The business recycles larger "hard-to-recycle" items that are able to be recycled (e.g., refrigerators, furniture, etc.).
Eliminated Plastic Bag Use
The business has eliminated the use of plastic bags for customer transactions.
Products, Services, and Purchasing
30% Post-Consumer Recycled Material Paper Products
The business buys paper products (e.g., printing paper, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.) made with at least 30% post-consumer recycled content.
Supports Fair-trade Items
The business supports fair-trade items.
Sustainable/Environmentally-preferable Purchasing Policy
The business has a sustainable/environmentally-preferable purchasing policy (e.g., it seeks out and buys environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies, furniture, and other items).
Energy Conservation and Management
Energy Use Tracking
The Business is aware of how much energy it uses and tracks its monthly progress on energy savings.
Sets Water Heater to 120°F
The business sets its water heater(s) to 120°F, if its water heater uses a tank.
Renewable Energy Installation
The business has installed solar panels, wind turbines, or some other mechanism for harnessing renewable energy.
The business unplugs little-used appliances, electronic equipment, and lighting fixtures to avoid “phantom load.”
ENERGY STAR Product
The business uses at least one ENERGY STAR approved product, such as an HVAC unit, refrigerator, dishwasher, or computer (look for a blue ENERGY STAR logo on the product.)
The business uses natural cooling (e.g., opening windows and doors) in place of air conditioning, when feasible.
The business uses a programmable thermostat and sets it lower in the winter and higher in the summer.
HVAC System Cleaning
The business replaces filters and or cleans its HVAC system.
The business has sealed leaks around doors, windows, outlets, corners, and other joints ("weatherization").
The business has insulated its pipes and ducts, ceilings, and walls.
Alternative Heating System Installation
The business has installed an alternative heating system (i.e., one that does not heat with oil, gas, or electricity).
The business uses task lighting and/or zone lighting instead of entire-room overhead lighting.
Incandescent Light Replacement
The business has replaced its incandescent light bulbs (as they have burned out) with CFLs or LEDs.
Solar Lights/Outdoor Timers
The business uses solar lights or timers for outdoor lighting.
Innovation Bonus 1
Tell us about a sustainable initiative not listed in the questionnaire. List sustainable practice:
We promote solar powered electric transportation
Water Conservation and Management
Water Use Reduction Policy
The business has a water use reduction policy and has informed its employees about proper water conservation techniques (e.g., not leaving the faucet running when water is not being used, ensuring that faucets are completely off and not dripping, etc.).
The business is aware of what happens to the stormwater leaving its property.
The business uses rain barrels to capture rainwater for irrigation.
The business uses gravel in place of non-porous concrete or asphalt.
Naturally-filtering Water Catchment System Use
The business has a rain garden, bioswale, wetland, or other naturally-filtering catchment system to minimize the amount of stormwater reaching sewer system.
A. Yes, we have a rain garden, bioswale, wetland, or other naturally-filtering catchment system
Permeable/Pervious Paving Use
The business uses permeable/pervious paving in place of non-porous concrete or asphalt.
A. Yes, we use permeable/pervious paving in place of non-porous concrete or asphalt
Eliminated Unnatural Chemicals on Green Spaces
The business has eliminated the use of any unnatural chemicals on its green spaces or outdoor plants.
Business Operations and Practices
Guards Against Corruption
The business has policies or code of ethics that guard against corruption.
Up-to-date Housekeeping Items
The business is up-to-date with its bookkeeping and accounting, cash flow, workplace health and safety, licenses and permits, and insurance policies.
Laws and Regulations Compliance
The business is compliant with all applicable laws and regulations (e.g., taxes, health code, etc.).
The business has a marketing plan.
Customer Service Policy
The business has a written customer service policy/philosophy and follows it (such as a return or refund policy).
Stategic Business Plan
The business has a strategic, future-oriented business plan in place.
Sustainability Initiative Staff
The business has a designated staff member or team responsible for the oversight and implementation of sustainability initiatives (may include business owner).
Sustainable Practices Training
The business includes sustainable practices in the training of new and existing employees.
Employee Health Encouragement
The business encourages its employees to exercise or stay healthy and fit.
The business markets itself as a local and sustainability-oriented business.
Pursuing Sustainability Grants
The business has pursued grants for energy efficiency or other sustainability projects, façade improvements, and/or anything else that seeks to improve the business’s performance.
The business has a written sustainability policy, sustainability goals, or sustainability principles to guide its operations.
Sponsors Community/School Events
The business sponsors community or school events.
The business prohibits discrimination in both hiring and customer service, and values inclusion and diversity.
Interviews Wide Range of Candidates
The business ensures that a wide range of candidates are interviewed for job openings.
Pays Living Wages
The business pays living wages to all of its employees.