With obesity on the rise nationwide, 1990s benefits like the corporate cafeteria and convenient employee parking are being replaced by building designs that promote fitness. Bike racks and shower facilities for bike riders, open spaces that promote walking and elevators that are paired with staircases are the result. Among other healthy designs mentioned in this article:
- Longer distances between parking areas and offices;
- Recycling projects; and
- Workplace air distribution systems built under the raised flooring that allow individual control over each employee’s vent.
Source: Florida Trend (St. Petersburg); Dec 1, 2006