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Design Guidance

Overall Strategies

Signage can be used to list the products for sale in the cafeteria, educate patrons about nutritional values and local sources of food, and encourage better eating and recycling habits while in the space. Consider white marker boards and electronic video screens in lieu of paper print-outs to save resources.

Green Tips

  • Communicate progress towards achieving building energy efficiency, solid waste reduction, or other sustainability goals.
  • Post table talkers, pamphlets, or other signage to educate visitors about the biobased and compostable materials being used.
  • Display signage about the environmental benefits associated with design choices within the food service area. For example, educate visitors about compostable and biobased materials while they are waiting in line.
  • Display real-time information about current energy consumption and/or performance of alternative energy systems such as solar panels.

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Federal Requirements

Guiding Principles

  • Occupant Health and Wellness ( <span id="docs-internal-guid-f1e45d2e-bfa3-fe9d-96f4-ff81811a5b68"><span>Guiding Principles, Executive Order <span>13693</span> [NC&amp;EB]</span></span>)
    Section: IV. Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality

    Promote opportunities voluntary increased physical movement of building occupants 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 where possible.
    Determining Compliance: Where feasible, “promote opportunities for voluntary increased physical movement of building occupants such as making stairwells an option for circulation, active workstations, fitness centers and bicycle commuter facilities; and support convenient access to healthy dining options, potable water, daylight, plants, and exterior views”