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IWBI to Offer COVID-19 Training for Organizations and Professionals Across the Globe

Across the Globe IWBI is pleased to announce it is offering evidence-based education on COVID-19 to businesses and individuals that will be free through the end of the year
Press Release

NEW YORK, November 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is pleased to announce it is offering evidence-based education on COVID-19 to business leaders and their teams as they are preparing to get back to business. Through interactive, self-guided lessons, the training course offered by IWBI provides actionable strategies and expert recommendations to promote health and safety in and out of the workplace.

IWBI Announces New Governance Council Appointments

Davina Rooney, GBC Australia, and Mona Naqvi, S&P Dow Jones Indices join governing body
Press Release

NEW YORK, November 9, 2020 /3BL Media/  – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced today the appointment of Davina Rooney, chief executive officer of the Green Building Council of Australia and Mona Naqvi, senior director of ESG at S&P Dow Jones Indices to the IWBI Governance Council. Comprised of key global thought leaders, public health professionals and business executives, the Governance Council helps uphold the integrity of IWBI’s certification frameworks and accelerates the broader movement driving their adoption.

IWBI Founder Paul Scialla talks Road to Recovery at Yahoo! Finance All Market Summit

Summit featured Dr. Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates, Ray Dalio, Gary Cohn, among other global leaders
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“The Road to Recovery” was the theme of the Yahoo! All Market Summit on Oct. 26, 2020, and it featured an all-star lineup of leaders in business, academia, government and philanthropy, including Paul Scialla, Delos Founder and CEO, and also founder of the International WELL Business Institute (IWBI).

Webcasts Focus on Role of Buildings, Communities and Organizations to Respond to Today's Global Health Challenges

Press Release

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.

IWBI webcasts

Vote Safely, But VOTE!

Blog

With the U.S. elections less than a month away, the potential impact of COVID-19 on voter turn-out is a real cause for concern. As coronavirus fatalities pass the 210,000 mark, attempts to slow the spread of the pandemic rely on the continued vigilance of millions of people.

How can we minimize the risk of virus transmission, while exercising our democratic right – and duty – to vote on November 3rd?

IWBI and Power the Polls Collaborate to Offer Free Safety Education on COVID-19 for Poll Workers Across the U.S.

Press Release

NEW YORK, October 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and Power the Polls are pleased to announce a collaboration to offer evidence-based health and safety education on COVID-19 to the more than 650,000 people who have said they want to be a poll worker through Power the Polls. With the current poll worker shortage and health and safety a top priority this election, IWBI and Power the Polls are offering the training at no cost to help ensure both poll worker and voter safety while also boosting poll worker recruitment efforts. 

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.

Webcasts Focus on Role of Buildings, Communities and Organizations to Respond to Today's Global Health Challenges

Webcasts with IWBI: September 21 - September 25
Press Release

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.

IWBI webcasts

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.

International WELL Building Institute Formally Launches WELL v2

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)
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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.

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