214 E 8th Ave
Homestead, PA 15120
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.
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).
Energy Conservation and Management
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.
Incandescent Light Replacement
The business has replaced its incandescent light bulbs (as they have burned out) with CFLs or LEDs.
Water Conservation and Management
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 undergone a water audit or assessment in the past five years.
B. Yes, we have conducted our own water audit/assessment
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.).
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.
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.
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.
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]).
The business has a bike rack outside its building for customer and employee use, or covered/indoor bike storage space.
The business is aware of the amount of waste it produces and disposes of and tracks its progress on waste reduction.
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 has undergone a waste audit or assessment in the past five years.
B. Yes, we have conducted our own waste audit/assessment