71. Active furnishings
Most individuals spend the majority of their time indoors in a seated position. Prolonged sitting is associated with a number of adverse health conditions, including an increased risk of cancer, weight gain, and greater fatigue and back discomfort. In addition, sitting burns 50 fewer calories per hour than standing, and sitting for more than 3 hours per day is associated with a 2-year lower life expectancy. Unfortunately, regular exercise does not appear to negate the health consequences of long periods of sitting. Therefore, creating opportunities that mitigate prolonged sitting, while sustaining work productivity is essential to reduce sitting time during the workday.
This feature requires the implementation of active furnishings to reduce prolonged sitting and encourage small amounts of physical activity throughout the workday.
Some combination of the following is required for 3% or more of employees (minimum one), and are available for any employee to reserve or use:
At least 60% of workstations feature one of the following:
|Core & Shell||New & Existing Buildings||New & Existing Interiors|
|Part 1: Active Workstations||-||O||O|
|Part 2: Prevalent Standing Desks||-||O||O|
|Commercial Kitchen||Education||Multifamily Residential||Restaurant||Retail|
|Part 1: Active Workstations||-||-||-||-||-|
|Part 2: Prevalent Standing Desks||-||-||-||-||-|
Verification Methods Matrix
|Letters of Assurance||Annotated Documents||On-Site Checks|
|Part 1: Active Workstations||Owner||Visual Inspection|
|Part 2: Prevalent Standing Desks||Owner||Visual Inspection|