With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, the spaces where we spend our time play a role in the future of protecting our families, our businesses and the public at large. Join IWBI and the WELL community for an array of virtual panels and discussions surrounding the importance of better buildings, more vibrant communities and stronger organizations.
First commercial portfolio to achieve the rating in the U.S.
NEW YORK, September 21, 2020 / 3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced that Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), the greater New York metro area office and retail real estate leader, is the first commercial real estate portfolio in the U.S. to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management. ESRT’s portfolio is comprised of 14 office properties and six stand-alone retail properties totaling approximately 10.1 million rentable square feet, including the iconic Empire State Building.
Graduated version of WELL v2 represents the growth and evolution of the most dynamic, resilient and rigorously tested and vetted version of the WELL Building Standard (WELL)
NEW YORK, September 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Following two years of extensive development, in-use application and review, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today formally launched the latest version of the WELL Building Standard – WELL v2. The newly graduated standard is the most resilient and responsive version of IWBI’s rating system to date and serves as the foundation upon which the entire WELL ecosystem is built.
NEW YORK, September 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Well Building Institute (IWBI) are pleased to announce a memorandum of understanding enabling future collaboration to improve the quality of our indoor environments through improved lighting design.
Proactively Addresses Covid-19 Prevention and Overall Facility Wellness Elements
NEW YORK, August 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced that Yankee Stadium, the home of the New York Yankees, is the first sports and entertainment venue in the world to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management. The rating requirements, which have been fulfilled by the club, serve as a blueprint for best operating procedures to help combat COVID-19, while also providing world-class standards for overall health and safety.
COVID-19 has laid bare the seemingly obvious, yet often overlooked fact that ensuring employee safety and health, not to mention customer and supply chain worker safety, is critical to executing a sustainable business strategy. Hear from a diverse group of experts who are prioritizing health to improve risk management and achieve greater financial resilience.
Implemented at 41 of RMZ’s properties across India, the rating is designed to help buildings and spaces confidently reopen in a post COVID-19 environment
NEW YORK, August 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced that leading privately owned developer, manager, and investor of real assets RMZ is the first organization globally to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management at 41 properties across India.
Early adopters JLL and Lendlease lead the way as first occupier and first owner to achieve WELL Portfolio Scores and implement health and well-being strategies at scale
NEW YORK – August 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced that global real estate leaders JLL and Lendlease are the first companies to earn WELL Portfolio Scores for achieving the initial benchmarks toward certification of their portfolio of assets participating in the program.
NEW YORK – August 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- More than 680 built environment experts from 51 countries have come together in a statement urging public health leaders to adopt and advance indoor environment best practices proven to help protect building occupants worldwide from the spread of COVID-19.
NEW YORK – July 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and GRESB today released a report that outlines how the GRESB Real Estate Assessment is supported by the WELL Building Standard (WELL). Mapping WELL v2 pilot features to the 2020 GRESB Real Estate Assessment helps demonstrate the importance of health and well-being for organizations seeking to benchmark, report and improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance through real estate.