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Webcasts Focus on Role of Buildings, Communities and Organizations to Respond to Today’s Global Health Challenges Webcasts With IWBI: April 20--24

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With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, places matter to 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 and stronger organizations.
 

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Coronavirus Means Building Owners, Companies Need To Look At New Health Standards

By Jerred Schenke, Bisnow Atlants
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"In this moment, WELL and anything that really stresses the importance of place in our health and well being ... has never been more relevant,” IWBI President Rachel Gutter said...
 
Usually, a virus will have a preferred mode of transmission. But with COVID-19, early indicators appear it can move person-to-person in all three ways just as easily, Allen said. That fact will force building owners to rethink and update many of their aging systems, especially to protect against airborne viruses.

Investing for Health: Catalyzing Investment in Human and Social Capital

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These are certainly challenging times for both the public’s health and for the global economy. We are currently facing an unprecedented pandemic that has upended not only the financial markets, but business as usual.

Webcasts Focus on Role of Buildings, Communities and Organizations to Respond to Today’s Global Health Challenges Webcasts With IWBI: April 13 -- 17, 2020

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With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, places matter to 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 and stronger organizations. 

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April 15 at 12pm ET: Places Matter: Mental Resilience - Cultivating resilience through mindful practice

K-12 School District Enrolls in IWBI’s WELL Portfolio Program

Funded by local business Serpentini Chevrolet Buick of Orrville, Orrville School District will apply WELL across the district in support of the health and well-being of its students and staff
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NEW YORK, April 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced has announced that the first K-12 school district has enrolled in the WELL Portfolio program, graciously funded by Serpentini Chevrolet Buick of Orrville. Through this donation, Serpentini will enable the Orrville School District in Ohio to support the health and well-being of its students, teachers and broader community through use of the WELL Building Standard.

IWBI Announces New Co-chairs and More Than 225 Members of the Task Force on COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections: Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery

Cushman & Wakefield’s Despina Katsikakis, CABR’s Dr. Wang Qingqin, NUS’ Dr. Lam Khee Poh and SUNY’s Joanne Mahoney join group of co-chairs convening more than 225 experts to advance the role of buildings and communities in protecting, enhancing health
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NEW YORK, April 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced the addition of four renowned industry, academic and public health leaders from the U.S., United Kingdom, China and Singapore as the newest co-chairs of its Task Force on COVID-19 and other Respiratory Infections: Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery. They join expert co-chairs from the U.S.

IWBI to Lower WELL AP Exam Registration Fees Through 2020 to Help Build the Knowledge and Capacity the Market Will Need When We Go Back to Our Places of Business

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NEW YORK – April 2, 2020 /3BL Media/– The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced today that through 2020, it is lowering the cost of registration to pursue its popular WELL AP credential by over 50 percent, to $299US.  Students as well as individuals who are out of work or who have lost their jobs and are looking for a way to differentiate themselves as they re-enter the job market, will be charged only $99US, with IWBI covering the difference.

IWBI Membership Program Welcomes New Organizations

IWBI members continue to accelerate the adoption of a worldwide culture of health as the program enters its second year since launch
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NEW YORK, March 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is pleased to announce the continued growth of its membership program, and with it, a growing impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. The most recent members to join this global network include schools, healthcare facilities, designers and engineers, product manufacturers and real estate developers. 

Places Matter: Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery

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With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, places matter to the future of protecting our families, our businesses and the public at large. 

Join the International WELL Building Institute for a webcast series that focuses on the leading role buildings, communities and organizations can play to support our health and well-being overall, and our collective ability to prepare for and respond to global health challenges like the one we’re experiencing now.

IWBI Assembles Task Force on Role Buildings Can Play in Reducing Health Burden of COVID-19 and other Respiratory Infections

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Former RWJF President and CEO Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, UCLA’s Dr. Jonathan Fielding, 17th Surgeon General of the United States Richard Carmona, Harvard School of Public Health’s Joseph Allen to co-chair the effort to advance the role of buildings in protecting and enhancing health.

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Former RWJF President and CEO Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, UCLA’s Dr. Jonathan Fielding, 17th Surgeon General of the United States Richard Carmona, Harvard School of Public Health’s Joseph Allen to co-chair the effort to advance the role of buildings in protecting and enhancing health.

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