WELL Building Standard

IWBI Membership Program Welcomes New Organizations

IWBI members prioritize health and well-being across their organizations
Press Release

NEW YORK, October 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is pleased to announce new organizations that have joined the IWBI membership program. The continued growth of the program signifies an increasing global emphasis on improving health and well-being through the spaces where we live, work and play. The most recent members to join this network include real estate developers, design and engineering consulting firms and product manufacturers.

Empire State Realty Trust Achieves WELL Health-Safety Rating

First commercial portfolio to achieve the rating in the U.S.
Press Release

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.

IWBI Governance Council Votes to Graduate WELL v2 Out of Pilot

Governing body, charged with upholding integrity of the WELL Building Standard’s evolution, greenlights WELL v2
Press Release

NEW YORK – July 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced today the graduation of WELL v2 out of pilot stage, an outcome voted upon by the IWBI Governance Council, which was formally constituted in February 2020. Comprised of key global thought leaders, doctors, public health professionals and business executives, the roles of the IWBI Governance Council include helping uphold the integrity of the development process for IWBI’s certification frameworks and accelerating the broader movement driving WELL’s adoption.

WELL Hits Major Global Milestone Supporting Healthier People and Better Buildings

More than a half-billion square feet of projects use WELL in nearly 60 countries
Press Release

NEW YORK, February 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has announced that it has passed the 500-million-square-foot mark of buildings registered and certified under the WELL Building Standard (WELL). The milestone quickly follows this month’s earlier announcement that the number of WELL Accredited Professionals (APs) and registrants has exceeded 10,000, further evidence of the accelerating growth of the global movement to help people thrive through better buildings and communities and stronger organizations.

WELL Movement Taking Off in Australia

IWBI recognises local leaders and notable projects for their role in advancing health and well-being as the WELL Building Standard gains momentum
Press Release

SYDNEY, November 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Following a series of events in Melbourne and Sydney last week, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) highlighted Australia’s leading role in the movement to advance health and well-being in buildings and communities.

Leesman and Delos Launch Workplace Wellbeing Benchmark

Press Release

June 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Leesman, a global leader in assessing employee experience, and Delos, a wellness real estate and technology company, are collaborating to investigate how real estate strategy can better support wellbeing at work. With a wide variety of strategies being promoted as a secret to ‘wellness at work’, this collaboration aims to test and validate the impact of leading real estate strategies on worker wellbeing on an ongoing basis, not only when the office is new.

Mohawk’s New York Showroom Achieves Two Prestigious Green Building Certifications

Press Release

NEW YORK, February 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ —Mohawk Group has officially attained LEED® v4 Gold certification and WELL™ Certification at the Platinum level for its flagship showroom in New York.

Technology and Health Converge in Toronto

by Angela Spangler
Blog

Toronto Today

Toronto has firmly established itself as one of the most desirable modern cities in North America to live in and it’s clear to see why. As the city experiences a renaissance and booming real estate market, it has placed technology and health at the forefront.

Brand Renovations: A Tree Grows in Manhattan

Article

Creating a new image for established brands can feel downright impossible at times, particularly if that brand is Mohawk Group. With almost 150 years at the forefront of the flooring industry, Mohawk enlisted global architecture and design firm Gensler to use the opportunity to push the brand’s image beyond common conceptions in the design of their 8,500-square-foot New York City flagship showroom.

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IWBI Launches Global Network of Concept Advisories

Press Release

NEW YORK, July 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today announced the formation of a network of global concept advisories to explore, better understand and, ultimately, more accurately quantify the impact of specific health intents captured in the 10 WELL concepts – Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Movement, Thermal Comfort, Materials, Sound, Mind and Community. 

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