The city of Philadelphia’s football team won the big game for the first time ever and its long-suffering fan base celebrated the victory in kind. In February, the city held a massive parade for its football team, a turnout that some estimated teetered over 700,000 people (a spokesman for the City of Philadelphia did not have an official tally). With this great turnout came its inevitable byproduct: trash. Lots of trash.
Mohawk Group’s Cynthia Hubbell, VP of Healthcare & Senior Living, talks about sustainability in Healthcare Facilities today.
Serving all those who live, heal and work in healthcare facilities is the primary goal for the design of healthcare communities today, and sustainability plays an ever-increasing role in support of that goal.
In recent years, sustainability within the built environment has moved far beyond the basic preservation of natural resources, and flooring design is evolving rapidly to meet the new challenges. We’re excited to be at the forefront of this advancement.
This past spring IWBI began a series of roundtables with global partners to discuss how the WELL Building Standard can be evolved to better meet the needs of building owners and global employers. Building owners tell us they are joining us because they believe that promoting the health and well-being of occupants can help them differentiate their properties, demonstrate leadership and enhance tenant experience and retention.
If you spend just a few days in Dubai, it’s clear how critical real estate has been to the city’s economic success and population: construction cranes scatter the sky, huge billboards advertise new homes from mega developers and model communities representing dozens of acres dominate the lobbies of many buildings. Yet real estate has also contributed to some of the biggest health and safety challenges that face Dubai and the broader Middle East today.
After years of development, marketing, and promotion, the first WELL-certified projects have hit the market. Early this year, the first WELL office projects opened in New York City, Boston, and Vancouver, joining early adopters in Toronto, San Francisco, and Los Angeles in the growing real estate market for healthy-certified buildings.
The WELL Community Standard™ pilot is a district-scale rating system centered exclusively on health and wellness that aims to set a new global benchmark for healthy communities. With the launch of the WELL Community Standard, IWBI is ushering in a new era of fostering and cultivating neighborhoods, districts and other communities that have health and wellness attributes built into their DNA.
NEW YORK, September 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology firm, today announces a strategic alliance with M Moser Associates, a leading practitioner of human-focused building design, to accelerate the integration of health and wellness into the built environment. The relationship will leverage the existing knowledge and resources of both parties to create a global leader in innovative research surrounding the impact of the indoor environment on occupants’ health and well-being.
NEW YORK, September 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology firm, today announced a Memorandum of Understanding with the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Design and Environment that will help accelerate the integration of health and wellness in the built environment. As part of the collaboration, the organisations will maintain an open exchange of knowledge and will collaborate on research to further the development of design elements that serve to transform indoor spaces into environments that actively promote occupant health.