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WELL Tip: How to Craft a Successful Alternative Adherence Path (AAP)

by Kate Rube
Article

Is your project team struggling to meet the requirements of a WELL feature?

Every WELL project is different, so it’s not uncommon for project teams to encounter unique, nuanced or complex elements that could make it hard to comply with certain WELL Building Standard feature requirements. That’s why we encourage project teams to leverage Alternative Adherence Path’s (AAPs) to pursue new and alternative strategies to meet the intent of WELL features or feature parts.

Design for Wellness: Strategies to Unite Health & Design

by Madeleine Evans
Blog

Design can be about many things: beauty, symmetry, color - but one of the most powerful elements of building and space design is the opportunity to impact and improve the health and well-being of people. Through thoughtful design choices like strategic placement of drinking water stations, selection of non-toxic materials and lighting that aligns with the body’s circadian rhythms, designers can be ambassadors for public health, a mission that we wholeheartedly believe in.

Safety + You = Zero Harm

By: Brigette Philpot
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Brigette is responsible for leading the North American Safety Team to drive our Zero Harm culture and improve the Quality of Life of our employees, clients and customers by keeping them safe.

As we begin our celebration for National Safety Month in June, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on creating a workplace where safety comes first.

Let’s start by taking a look at the most common kinds of injuries in the workplace. According to the National Safety Council, the top causes of injury in American workplaces last year were:

4 Important Reasons Ergonomics Should be a Priority in Lower-Risk Workplaces

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Ergonomics can be easily overlooked as a top safety opportunity in lower-risk environments such as offices, warehouses and data centers. However, ergonomics can be one of the most beneficial EHS opportunities to tackle from a safety, workplace culture and business perspective. Read Antea Group's four reasons, along with compelling statistics, that illustrate why workplace ergonomics should shift toward the top of your EHS priority checklist.

CBRE Receives Vancouver’s First WELL Certification for New and Existing Interiors

New certification measures impact of office design and environment on employee wellness
Press Release

LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) announced today that its Vancouver office has achieved WELL Certification at the gold level for New and Existing Interiors by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™). CBRE’s office space is the first to receive the prestigious distinction in Vancouver, awarded based on IWBI’s WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), the premier building standard to focus on enhancing employees’ health and wellness through the built environment. 

The Role of Hand Hygiene in Reducing Health Care-associated Infections

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Learn more about the role of Hand Hygiene in Reducing Health Care-Associated Infections (HAIs) including the role of dispenser placement in maximizing usage. Visit Tork | Better Business in HealthCare to learn more about the importance of dispenser placement.   

Learn more SCA: Hygiene Matters

Tork Impacts Hand Hygiene Compliance in Hospitals

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Research shows that hand hygiene dispenser placements have an impact on Hand Hygiene compliance rates . To help healthcare institutions maximize positive hygiene impact, Tork has created this short video to support hospitals in dispenser placement decisions.

Learn more about Essity: Hygiene Matters

Using Mindfulness to Create a Safe and Healthy Workplace

Article

This article originally appeared on NAEM's Green Tie blog

By Kate Kerr

If you’d walked into a corporation ten years ago to discuss the benefits of mindfulness and meditation for organizational effectiveness, leadership and bottom line results, security might have discreetly ushered you out of the building. 

Weatherford's Sustainable Performance

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Weatherford is focused on implementing world-class, reliable, durable, efficient, safe, and environmentally responsible practices, products, and services. This is led through our Operational Excellence and Performance System (OEPS) which integrates our management of quality, health, safety, security, and the environment (QHSSE) through global standards, procedures, and protocols. All business risk assessments are inclusive of QHSSE, and protection of the environment is given a high priority in all product creation and service activities.

The International WELL Building Institute™ Announces WELL Portfolio™

Streamlined certification pathway for Multiple Existing Buildings will leverage efficiencies, drive performance improvements across portfolios
Press Release

NEW YORK, May 31, 2017  /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) announced today that CBRE Group, Inc., Hines, and Lendlease are among leading global developers collaborating with IWBI to deliver WELL Portfolio™, a new cost-effective, existing building portfolio certification pathway within the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL).  This new pathway will reward a commitment to ongoing enhancements to existing buildings, with specific focus on policies, programs, procurement guidelines, and plans that can be applied across a portfolio of buildings.

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