Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Skip-floor elevators

Skip-floor elevators. Half the elevators would go to even-numbered floors; the other half to odd. From the ground floor, people could choose expediency (take first available, then use stairs for one floor up/down) or convenience (wait for the preferred elevator). Additionally, elevators should not allow users to select a floor adjacent to their current floor (e.g. can't select floor 2 from lobby). Employees/Visitors with ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Elevator Etiquette and Energy Efficiency

While it can not be enforced, I recommend an awareness campaign at all Government facilities to limit use of elevators. Building occupants should be made aware of the "one up, two down" rule. If you're going one floor up or two floors down, take the stairs. It saves energy, prevents unecessary wear and tear on the equipment and serves as a little source of exercise, which could benefit everyone!

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

cut out frivolous elevator trips

How annoying is it when a perfectly healthy individual gets on the elevator only to get off on the next floor? Let's stamp out frivolous elevator usage. The federal government should strongly encourage employees to use the stairs for trips of less than two flights for those who are physically able to do so. Not only would this cut down on electricity use and save time for those who use the elevator for multi-story trips, ...more »

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