International Well Building Institute

IES & IWBI Announce Joint Memorandum of Understanding

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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. 

Yankee Stadium Becomes First Sports Venue in the World to Achieve WELL Health-Safety Rating

Proactively Addresses Covid-19 Prevention and Overall Facility Wellness Elements
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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.

Health Is the Heart of Resilience: Paving the Way to Better Risk Management


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.

IWBI Announces RMZ Corp as World's First to Achieve WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management

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
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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.

First WELL Portfolio Scores Demonstrate Commitment to Health Through a Portfolio-wide Approach

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
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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.

Hundreds of Built Environment Experts Join Forces In Statement to WHO Urging Enhanced Guidance on Role of Buildings In Addressing COVID-19

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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. 

IWBI and GRESB Deliver Report Demonstrating Alignment Between WELL and GRESB 2020

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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.

Rick Fedrizzi Extends Leadership Role as Executive Chairman of International WELL Building Institute for Additional Term

Rachel Gutter to advance into role of IWBI’s president and CEO beginning November 2020
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NEW YORK – July 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the world’s leading certification body for healthy buildings, today announced that Rick Fedrizzi, who has been IWBI’s chairman and CEO since November 2016, is extending his full-time role for an additional term as IWBI’s executive chairman. Rachel Gutter, IWBI’s current president, will be elevated as the company’s  CEO, retaining the title of president. Prateek Khanna, IWBI’s current EVP of operations and technology, will become chief operating officer.  The leadership promotions of Gutter and Kh

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

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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

July 23 at 12:00pm ET: Keeping COVID-19 out of the classroom

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
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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.


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