Promote opportunities for occupants to voluntarily increase physical movement such as making stairwells a desirable option for circulation, active workstations, fitness centers, and bicycle commuter facilities. Support occupant health by considering options such as providing convenient access to healthy dining options, potable water, daylight, plants, and exterior views.
- Submit documentation demonstrating at least two of the following:
- Active design principles for staircases;
- Active workstations;
- Bicycle commuter facilities;
- Corporate wellness plan(s);
- Daylighting and glare control;
- Exterior views;
- Fitness center;
- Healthy dining;
- Onsite fitness programs;
- Outdoor walking opportunities;
- Meeting minutes from the design Charrette that indicate how the occupant health and wellness criteria were included in the design.
- Cut sheets, site plans, construction documents, and other documentation as applicable to the occupant health and wellness criteria incorporated into the project.
These efforts should be evaluated and documented during the Integrated Design Process.
- Active design principles for staircases: Examples include conveniently locating stairs and making them visibly appealing and comfortable, plus signage to encourage use of stairs; OR Active design principles for staircases, such as a convenient location, comfortability, safety and visual appeal, and signage to encourage use of stairs or staircases are accessible to regular building occupants during all regular business hours and regularly used to travel between floor(s).
- Active workstations: Must be for at least 50% of workstations. Examples include, but are not limited to, treadmill or bicycle desks, adjustable standup desks, standing mats that encourage movement, and desks with active sitting chairs.
- Bicycle commuter facilities: Bike storage for regular occupants and visitors and onsite shower(s) with changing facilities for regular building occupants.
- Corporate wellness plan(s): Activity incentive programs such as reimbursement of gym memberships or corporate wellness plans that offer incentives and subsidies for physical activity available to all employees.
- Daylighting and glare control: Daylighting must be available in a majority of occupied spaces (excluding spaces where daylighting would hinder work performed, or mission), and there are glare control devices for all transparent glazing in regularly occupied spaces.
- Exterior views: A direct line of site to exterior views unimpeded by glazing features such as patterned glazing or tint, for a majority of all regularly occupied spaces.
- Fitness center: Should be in the building or on-site and offer cardiovascular and weight training exercise opportunities available to majority of occupants (excluding visitors).
- Healthy dining: A cafeteria (in building or on-site) that supports offering a variety of fresh food options, or the building is located within walking distance of fresh food options.
- Onsite fitness programs: Structured, reoccurring on-site fitness and training programs or related education available to all employees.
- Outdoor walking opportunities: Trails or tracks must be adjacent or close to the building.
- Other: Any other exercise or fitness opportunities.
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