4119 Butler St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Products, Services, and Purchasing
Uses Locally-produced Materials
The business uses locally-produced materials when possible, if it manufactures or produces goods (excluding food).
25% of Supplies from Local Suppliers
The business chooses to purchase at least 25% of its operating supplies from locally-owned suppliers.
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.
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).
Business Operations and Practices
Local Bank Account
The business has chosen an independent, small community bank or credit union to maintain at least one of its business-related checking or savings accounts.
Sponsors Community/School Events
The business sponsors community or school events.
Encourages Employee Community Service
The business encourages its employees to engage in community service, or has designated "volunteer days" or activities for employees (may include business owner).
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.
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.
Stategic Business Plan
The business has a strategic, future-oriented business plan in place.
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.
Eliminated Harmful Chemicals for Pest Control
The business has eliminated the use of harmful chemicals for pest control, both inside and outside its building.
Former Blighted/Abandoned Property
The business occupies a formerly blighted/abandoned property, putting it back into productive use.
Water Conservation and Management
Dual Flush Toilets
The business uses dual flush toilets or has converted a standard toilet to dual-flush.
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.
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.
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.
The business has a bike rack outside its building for customer and employee use, or covered/indoor bike storage space.
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.
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.
The business has undergone an energy audit or assessment in the past five years
B. Yes, we have conducted our own energy audit/assessment
Assessed Renewable Energy Installation
or has assessed opportunities to install solar panels, wind turbines, or some other mechanism for harnessing renewable energy (if answered NO to above).
Computer Power Settings
The business has adjusted the power settings on its computers to save energy.
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 uses multi-pane and/or energy-efficient windows.
The business has insulated its pipes and ducts, ceilings, and walls.
Incandescent Light Replacement
The business has replaced its incandescent light bulbs (as they have burned out) with CFLs or LEDs.