TreeHugger is always saying "Take the stairs!" It's not just about fighting obesity but also saving energy. The Center for Active Design in New York City is " committed to transforming the approach to neighborhood and building design to make health a central priority in development. The Center translates health research into design solutions that amplify the role of the built environment in encouraging physical activity and food access."
They have just announced their first Awards of Excellence, where projects have to have implemented at least one of the four Active Design categories: Active Transportation; Active Recreation; Healthy Food Access; or Active Building.