Provide occupants access to a common break area
Rationale: An on-site common break area that provides space to take a meal break and to prepare homemade food accommodates lunchtime activity, which can decrease fatigue, encourage socialization, and promote healthy eating habits.
Demonstrate compliance with the below:
Accessible Common Break Area (Full Credit):
To achieve full credit, demonstrate compliance with all the following requirements:
- Include a common break area(s) within the building that is accessible and free of charge to all full- and part-time employees and staff.
- Provide all of the following features within the identified common break area:
- a refrigerator
- a sink
- a microwave
- seating and tables.
Types of compliance documentation required:
- Annotated design drawings/maps/plans
- Certified statements
- Annotated photographs
- Uploaded copy of materials