Identify a common gathering space in the event of an emergency
Rationale: Identifying and publicizing an emergency gathering location that meets occupant needs, provides physical shelter, and offers a place to distribute clear messaging in the wake of an emergency can reduce the risk of injuries and the spread of infectious disease, while maintaining a sense of dignity, community, and security for those affected.
Demonstrate compliance with one of the options below:
Safe Shelter (Full Credit):
To achieve full credit, demonstrate compliance with all of the following requirements:
- Identify a gathering space(s) that can accommodate all occupants.
- Ensure that the identified gathering space supports a response to a minimum of one potential disaster scenario for the project depending on context/geography.
- Locate the gathering space(s) a minimum of a 1/4-mile or 400-meter walking route of a minimum of one emergency exit of each building within the project.
- Publicize the identified space to all occupants as a gathering point in the event of a relevant emergency.
Types of compliance documentation required:
- Annotated maps
- Annotated plans