4900 Hatfield St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Energy Conservation and Management
Incandescent Light Replacement
The business has replaced its incandescent light bulbs (as they have burned out) with CFLs or LEDs.
LED Exit Signs
The business has replaced existing exit signs with LED models or has retrofitted an existing exit sign with LEDs.
Solar Lights/Outdoor Timers
The business uses solar lights or timers for outdoor lighting.
Fluorescent Light Replacement
The business has replaced its fluorescent light bulbs or tubes (as they have burned out) with low-mercury fluorescent light bulbs or tubes.
The business uses task lighting and/or zone lighting instead of entire-room overhead lighting.
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.
The business has undergone an energy audit or assessment in the past five years
B. Yes, we have conducted our own energy audit/assessment
Own Energy Audit/Assessment Implementation
and has begun to address the results from the audit/assessment (if answered YES to conduct own audit).
Computer Power Settings
The business has adjusted the power settings on its computers to save 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.
or has energy-saving guidelines as to when to adjust its thermostat, such as what temperature should be set the end of the day or when the business is not open (if answered NO to above).
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").
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.).
Tracks Water Usage
The business is aware of its water use and tracks its monthly progress on water usage.
The business is aware of what happens to the stormwater leaving its property.
The business has installed at least one WaterSense approved water fixture, such as a faucet, toilet, urinal, or related accessories.
The business has undergone a water audit or assessment in the past five years.
B. Yes, we have conducted our own water audit/assessment
The business has planted native or drought-tolerant plants to reduce watering needs.
Outdoor Watering Timeline
The business waters its outdoor plants/grass before 10 am or after 6 pm.
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).
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).
Employee Health Encouragement
The business encourages its employees to exercise or stay healthy and fit.
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.
Minority, LGBT, or Woman-owned Business
The business is a minority, LGBTQ+, or woman-owned business.
Eliminated Plastic Bag Use
The business has eliminated the use of plastic bags for customer transactions.
The business uses "print preview" on their word processor to reduce wasteful printing.
The business is aware of the amount of waste it produces and disposes of and tracks its progress on waste reduction.
Waste Reduction/Recycling Policy
The business has a waste reduction and recycling policy and has informed its employees about waste reduction and proper recycling practices.
The business recycles larger "hard-to-recycle" items that are able to be recycled (e.g., refrigerators, furniture, etc.).
Donates Usable Items
The business donates usable items, such as furniture, shelving, etc. to organizations such as Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, Construction Junction, Goodwill, or others.
Products, Services, and Purchasing
25% of Products from Local Markets
The business sells products of which at least 25% are made in local markets (defined as within the commonwealth of Pennsylvania or a 150-mile radius from the business).
25% of Supplies from Local Suppliers
The business chooses to purchase at least 25% of its operating supplies from locally-owned suppliers.
Biodegradable/Environmentally-friendly Cleaning Supplies
The business uses biodegradable, environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies (if allowed by law for its industry/sector).
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).
Eliminated Harmful Chemicals for Pest Control
The business has eliminated the use of harmful chemicals for pest control, both inside and outside its building.
Owner Lives Within 5 Miles
The business is owned by a proprietor who lives within 5 miles of his or her business.
The business has a bike rack outside its building for customer and employee use, or covered/indoor bike storage space.