Watch the latest Places Matter webcast, hosted by the International WELL Building Institute, on the role of healthy buildings and how they can support people, businesses and communities to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.
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.
May 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™), have agreed to work collaboratively to promote the design, construction and operation of healthy and restorative buildings. The two organizations will work together to identify opportunities to align the two rating systems, coordinate events and education offerings, and promote building practices that significantly raise the standard of what buildings should be.
Much like when the green building movement that first hit commercial real estate at the turn of the millennia, we are currently sitting at the starting line for a new era of change. This time the target is not the building, but rather its users. Specifically their health—and in turn—productivity. Tenants have just started putting a premium on spaces conducive to healthy and happy employees. Investors will eventually come around to put a price premium on these buildings as well.