214 N Trenton Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Business Operations and Practices
Guards Against Corruption
The business has policies or code of ethics that guard against corruption.
Laws and Regulations Compliance
The business is compliant with all applicable laws and regulations (e.g., taxes, health code, etc.).
Stategic Business Plan
The business has a strategic, future-oriented business plan in place.
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.
The business markets itself as a local and sustainability-oriented business.
Sustainable Practices Training
The business includes sustainable practices in the training of new and existing employees.
Pursuing Sustainability Grants
The business has pursued grants for energy efficiency or other sustainability projects, facade improvements, and/or anything else that seeks to improve the business's performance.
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).
Owner Participates as Local Leader
The business owner participates in/is a member of a community-oriented committee, board or local business association.
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.
Health Benefits to Full-time Employees
The business offers health benefits to its full-time employees, if it has more than two employees.
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.
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
The business uses ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to track its energy usage.
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").
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.)
Incandescent Light Replacement
The business has replaced its incandescent light bulbs (as they have burned out) with CFLs or LEDs.
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.
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.
The business uses "print preview" on their word processor to reduce wasteful printing.
Eliminated Plastic Bag Use
The business has eliminated the use of plastic bags for customer transactions.
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).
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.
The business has a cool/white roof.
Employees Ride Share
The business has employees who share car or van rides to commute to and from work.
Employees Bike or Walk
The business has employees who bike or walk to and from work.
Water Conservation and Management
Tracks Water Usage
The business is aware of its water use and tracks its monthly progress on water usage.
Eliminated Unnatural Chemicals on Green Spaces
The business has eliminated the use of any unnatural chemicals on its green spaces or outdoor plants.