The Russ Building is served by emergency generators. In the event of power failure, these generators will provide limited emergency power for certain basic building functions. Those functions include:
- Activating emergency lights on each floor throughout the Building, including all Exit signs.
- Activating all stairwell lighting.
- Powering one elevator in each bank (to be reserved for emergencies).
If power failure should continue beyond the duration of the generator power, the building may be deemed closed by Building Management and all occupants will be required to evacuate until the power can be restored and the building is safe for re-entry.