International Well Building Institute

Better Libraries, Better Communities: IWBI's Jason Hartke Sits Down With U.S. Sen. Jack Reed


Through policy and partnership, IWBI has supported priority sectors, such as schools, senior and assisted living facilities, public sector buildings and affordable housing, where health and well-being strategies and features found in the WELL Building Standard (WELL) can reach and benefit those most in need. Libraries are one of those priority sectors. An investment in libraries is an investment in all Americans, helping strengthen our communities and advancing our shared health, sustainability and resilience goals.

Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery: An IWBI Special Report

Released today, the report culminates work of IWBI’s Task Force on COVID-19, provides a foundation for action built on the WELL Building Standard
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NEW YORK, September 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today released a new in-depth report that lays out research approaches and specific operational strategies as well as policy and investment considerations as the world continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and prepares for acute health threats in the future.

Why Building Performance Matters More Than Ever


This article originally published on The Urban Developer

We have seen it before, and we’ll see it again: a new building that looks incredible, designed and constructed to the highest standards available at the time, well-equipped with the latest technology.

It pops right off the skyline, which the owners and architects intended when they paid for the land and received planning approvals.

'A Real Opportunity to Rethink How and Where We Work'

Two prominent experts on healthy workplaces - Kay Sargent of HOK and Genevieve Hanson of Ernst and Young - testified before Congress to encourage reimagined workplaces for federal buildings

During the pandemic, the world scrambled to accommodate remote work for a large share of employees. Now, returning to the office is an increasing reality, with a number of meaningful questions about the future of office work in the wake of work-from-home–and mainly, what does the future of work look like?

Welcome In! T-Mobile Is First in Wireless To Greet Customers and Employees at Stores and Buildings With Well Health-Safety Seal

The Un‑carrier puts people first, meeting rigorous standards established by International WELL Building Institute and 600+ public health experts to earn WELL Health‑Safety Rating at thousands of locations
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BELLEVUE, Wash., July 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ - T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is the first wireless provider to earn the WELL Health-Safety seal, which is based on a new global rating for ensuring spaces and places adhere to science-backed standards that put health and safety first.

IWBI Welcomes New Organizations to Membership Program

Global program exhibits increasing membership growth, with well-being at the forefront
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NEW YORK, July 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is pleased to announce new organizations that have joined the IWBI membership program, an expanding program that offers commercial benefits, as well as brand visibility and networking opportunities. The continued growth of the program signifies an increasing prioritization of health and well-being in the places where we live, work and play, as organizations and communities across the globe look to long-term health solutions.

International Coalition Formed by Sports-Focused NGOs Seeks to Promote Health Protocol Verification of Venue Operations at Global Scale in Light of COVID-19

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NEW YORK, June 17, 2021, /3BL Media/ - A coalition of some of the world’s most prominent non-governmental organizations focused on sports and planetary health announced today that they have joined with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) to launch a global awareness campaign to advance health and safety practices in venues of all sizes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards Celebrates 10 New Sustainability Trailblazers

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May 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The WSLA Alumnae Group announced this year’s stellar sustainability leaders in a virtual Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards (WSLA) ceremony May 19. This was the first awards ceremony that the group held independently since it became a non-profit organization.  The WSLA Class of 2021 will join the most powerful women at the forefront of sustainability who are making a difference in the world by initiating lasting change.

IWBI Launches WELL Homes Advisory to Extend into Single-Family Home Market


Global network of subject matter experts and professionals from leading production homebuilders and other segments of the industry to advise on ways designers and developers can design, build, measure and verify strategies to address health and well-being in residential spaces

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Global network of subject matter experts and professionals from leading production homebuilders and other segments of the industry to advise on ways designers and developers can design, build, measure and verify strategies to address health and well-being in residential spaces

IWBI's WELL Health-Safety Rating Honored in Spaces, Places and Cities Category of Fast Company's 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards

The 5th annual awards honor bold new products, technologies, concepts, companies, policies and designs that are pursuing innovation for the good of society and the planet
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NEW YORK, May 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ — The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced that its WELL Health-Safety Rating, which is being deployed across more than one billion square feet of real estate, has been selected as an Honorable Mention in Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards. The WELL Health-Safety Rating was recognized in the Spaces, Places and Cities category for playing an important role in building a better world – now and as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis.


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