Place educational point-of-decision signs promoting stair use at elevator call areas and escalators
Rationale: Point-of-decision signage has been shown to encourage occupants to climb stairs instead of taking elevators and escalators when able, increasing physical activity and decreasing the risk of chronic conditions associated with sedentary lifestyles such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
Demonstrate compliance with one of the options below:
Option 1 - Connect to Main Building Entrance Floor (Full Credit):
Demonstrate compliance with all the following requirements:
- Promote stair use by including point-of-decision signage that includes all of the following:
- motivational language encouraging the use of stairs
- educational language on the health benefits of stair use.
- Locate point-of-decision signage at all the following areas:
- elevator call areas within the building(s)
- the beginning of each escalator.
Stairs documented in this strategy must be the same stairs documented within the Stair Access strategy.
Option 2 - Multi-Story Buildings Without Elevators or Escalators (Partial Credit):
The project may achieve partial credit by demonstrating compliance with the following requirements:
- Confirm that there are no elevators or escalators within the building.
Single-story buildings do not qualify for this strategy.
Types of compliance documentation required:
- Annotated plans
- Annotated design drawings
- Annotated photographs