BP12: Integrated Pest Management

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Purpose

To minimize the exposure of toxic chemicals to building occupants and reduce the adverse effects of those chemicals on the surrounding environment.

 

Objective

Create and implement an integrated pest management plan that focuses on long-term prevention strategies that are least harmful to human health and the environment.

Submittal Requirements

BIT Building:

  • Standard operating procedures that include:
    • integrated pest management goals and practices
    • listing of approved pest control strategies
    • listing of all products/materials approved for use in the building, where applicable, and the environmentally-preferred attribute(s).

 

BIT for Tenants:

Provide any of the following:

  • 1) List of approved products for day-to-day use for in the tenant space and/or under tenant control AND 2) documentation of how approved pest management products are communicated to occupants and, if necessary, pest control vendors; OR
  • Documentation from owner/management regarding the building-wide pest control services including a summary of approved pest control products; OR
  • For participants that use a contracted service vendor, documentation of certification under, at least, one of the following: Green Pro National Management Association; Green Shield IPM Institute of North America; Eco Wise Bay Area Council of Governments, San Francisco; or, for projects outside the US, a local equivalent (i.e EN 16636 Certification - CEPA Certified®).*

 

Implementation Guidance

BIT Building:

  1. Establish written standard operating procedures that summarize integrated pest management (IPM) strategies, including the following (aligned, in part, with LEED O+M Integrated Pest Management Credit):
    1. Provisions for identifying and monitoring pests
    2. Non-chemical pest preventative measures
    3. Pest control methods that will be used when monitoring indicates an actionable problem, beginning with non-chemical approaches and escalating to least-risk pesticides, and then higher-risk pesticides only after other options have been exhausted

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Tenant: provide written standard operating procedures that summarize integrated pest management strategies (IPM) including the following:
    1. Provisions for identifying and monitoring pests
    2. Non-chemical pest preventive measures
    3. List of pest control products approved for day-to-day use in the tenant space by tenant staff/employees (the occupants of the space) for personal and immediate pest control needs

BIT Building:

  1. Compile a list of approved, low-risk pest control strategies for use in the building and grounds. Draft a process for service providers to garner advanced approval from building management prior to using strategies that are not on the pre-approved list. Optimize the use of those strategies that have environmentally-preferred attributes, such as:
    1. Non-chemical strategies
    2. Products not required to register with the EPA due to low-risk
    3. Products ranked as Tier 3 products on San Francisco’s Pesticide Hazard Screening List

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Management Engagement: make a formal request to property Ownership/Management of a policy describing the pest control service in use in both tenant spaces and building exterior.
    1. Documentation should include:
      1. Pest control products in regular use
      2. Any preventive measures in place, and
      3. Protocols around employee notification for the use of toxic pesticides
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Purpose

To minimize the exposure of toxic chemicals to building occupants and reduce the adverse effects of those chemicals on the surrounding environment.

 

Objective

Create and implement an integrated pest management plan that focuses on long-term prevention strategies that are least harmful to human health and the environment.

Implementation Requirements

BIT Building:

  1. Establish written standard operating procedures that summarize integrated pest management (IPM) strategies, including the following (aligned, in part, with LEED O+M Integrated Pest Management Credit):
    1. Provisions for identifying and monitoring pests
    2. Non-chemical pest preventative measures
    3. Pest control methods that will be used when monitoring indicates an actionable problem, beginning with non-chemical approaches and escalating to least-risk pesticides, and then higher-risk pesticides only after other options have been exhausted

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Tenant: provide written standard operating procedures that summarize integrated pest management strategies (IPM) including the following:
    1. Provisions for identifying and monitoring pests
    2. Non-chemical pest preventive measures
    3. List of pest control products approved for day-to-day use in the tenant space by tenant staff/employees (the occupants of the space) for personal and immediate pest control needs

BIT Building:

  1. Compile a list of approved, low-risk pest control strategies for use in the building and grounds. Draft a process for service providers to garner advanced approval from building management prior to using strategies that are not on the pre-approved list. Optimize the use of those strategies that have environmentally-preferred attributes, such as:
    1. Non-chemical strategies
    2. Products not required to register with the EPA due to low-risk
    3. Products ranked as Tier 3 products on San Francisco’s Pesticide Hazard Screening List

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Management Engagement: make a formal request to property Ownership/Management of a policy describing the pest control service in use in both tenant spaces and building exterior.
    1. Documentation should include:
      1. Pest control products in regular use
      2. Any preventive measures in place, and
      3. Protocols around employee notification for the use of toxic pesticides

Submittal Requirements

BIT Building:

  • Standard operating procedures that include:
    • integrated pest management goals and practices
    • listing of approved pest control strategies
    • listing of all products/materials approved for use in the building, where applicable, and the environmentally-preferred attribute(s).

 

BIT for Tenants:

Provide any of the following:

  • 1) List of approved products for day-to-day use for in the tenant space and/or under tenant control AND 2) documentation of how approved pest management products are communicated to occupants and, if necessary, pest control vendors; OR
  • Documentation from owner/management regarding the building-wide pest control services including a summary of approved pest control products; OR
  • For participants that use a contracted service vendor, documentation of certification under, at least, one of the following: Green Pro National Management Association; Green Shield IPM Institute of North America; Eco Wise Bay Area Council of Governments, San Francisco; or, for projects outside the US, a local equivalent (i.e EN 16636 Certification - CEPA Certified®).*

 

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