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Realizing the Future of WELL

by Rachel Gutter
Blog

Last week, we flipped our calendars from April to May, and with that ushered in a landmark month in IWBI history – the one in which we'll launch the next version of WELL.

It’s been a long journey. When we started thinking about the future of WELL, there were a few things we knew we wanted to achieve. As we get closer to being ready to share with you all what we’ve been working on, I wanted to take a moment to reflect not only on what we’ve created, but how we did it.

Locally Attuned.

WELL AP Community Surpasses 5,000 Mark

Rapid expansion of registered and accredited WELL Professional community adds to the market significant expertise in building practices that address human health and wellness
Press Release

The International WELL Building InstituteTM (IWBITM) announced a milestone achievement in the growth of its WELL APTM program as it surpassed 5,000 registrants. The WELL AP credential denotes expertise in the WELL Building StandardTM (WELLTM) and a commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings and communities.

“Clean Trillion” Investment Goal in Sight and Achievable, New Ceres Report Says

Press Release

May 10, 2018  /3BL Media/ - As global clean energy transition takes hold and the market matures, a new Ceres report released today finds that the “Clean Trillion” – the goal of an additional $1 trillion investment in clean energy per year through 2050 needed to keep global temperature rise below 2-degrees Celsius and avoid the worst impacts of climate change – is eminently feasible.

Marking the Line Between Preservation and Development

How three cities around the world designate historic landmarks
Blog

One can’t walk through the streets of the world’s major cities without passing landmarks that represent a tangible connection to the city’s culture and history.

In Rome, visitors and residents alike are transported back in time as they speed past the Colosseum on scooters or tour buses, marveling at ruins that have remained standing for thousands of years.

In Los Angeles, the iconic “Hollywood” sign stands high atop Griffith Park as a reminder of the grandeur and optimism associated with the golden era of the motion picture industry.

WELL Building Standard Gaining Momentum In Europe

Workplace Wellness a Key Factor in Driving Expansion of WELL Across the Region
Press Release

BERLIN, April 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As Greenbuild Europe came to a close this week in Berlin, the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) used the occasion to highlight how the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™) has elevated health and well-being to the forefront of sustainability conversations across Europe.

IWBI and BBI Join Forces to Advance Healthy Buildings in the Netherlands

Press Release

THE HAGUE, April 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) and the Blue Building Institute (BBI) announced a new agreement to accelerate market transformation toward healthy buildings and communities in the Netherlands.

The New Role of the 21st Century Architect and Designer: Health Professional

by Drs. Stephanie Timm and Whitney Austin Gray
Article

Almost half of all U.S. adults suffer from one or more chronic health condition that has the potential to be prevented through changes in behavior and environment.1

Architects affect health

Long Beach Port Gets Clean Energy Upgrade

With SCE’s help, diesel-powered cranes, tractors and LNG trucks are going electric as part of the port’s zero-emissions goal.
Blog

Forty years ago when rubber tire gantry cranes were first used at the Port of Long Beach, they were the latest thing in technology to move cargo containers around the port.

But the 80-foot-tall green cranes with their 1,000-horsepower diesel engines guzzled 10 gallons of fuel an hour and spewed dirty emissions into the air.

The port, working with Southern California Edison, is hoping to help solve that problem with a demonstration project to electrify nine of the gantries at one of its terminals.

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