3627 Butler St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
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.
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.
Sells Used Items
The business sells used, antique or "upcycled" items, or specializes in repairing items, diverting them from landfill and putting them back into productive use.
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.
Products, Services, and Purchasing
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.
Energy Conservation and Management
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.”
LED Exit Signs
The business has replaced existing exit signs with LED models or has retrofitted an existing exit sign with LEDs.
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.
Water Conservation and Management
Toilet Water Savers
The business has put water savers in its toilet tanks (e.g., Toilet Tummy).
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.).
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.).
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).
The business markets itself as a local and sustainability-oriented business.
Minority, LGBT, or Woman-owned Business
The business is a minority, LGBTQ+, or woman-owned business.
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.