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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.

Healthy People/Healthy Planet: Complimentary or Contradictory?

Explore how the relationship between people and planet has evolved in response to COVID-19 in an upcoming IWBI webcast - July 9 @ 11am ET
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As we enter into the beginning stages of rebound and recovery, how can we ensure that our decisions are in balance for people and planet? Join us for an upcoming webcast discussion with the World Economic Forum’s Alice Charles and Biomimicry 3.8’s Nicole Hagerman Miller about how COVID-19 has influenced the relationship between human and environmental sustainability and what we can learn from mother nature in this moment.
 

IWBI Membership Program Welcomes New Organizations

IWBI members accelerate promotion of health and well-being as the program continues to grow
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NEW YORK, July 1, 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 evidences an increasing focus on health and well-being through the spaces where we live, work and play. The most recent members to join this global network include a school district, a non-profit organization, real estate developers and product manufacturers.

The Nation's Mayors Commit to Advancing Healthy Buildings in the Fight Against COVID-19

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The U.S. Conference of Mayors pass a resolution encouraging communities around the country to take action by advancing integrated solutions, such as the WELL Building Standard and the WELL Health-Safety Rating, to support a healthier and more equitable recovery.

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The U.S. Conference of Mayors pass a resolution encouraging communities around the country to take action by advancing integrated solutions, such as the WELL Building Standard and the WELL Health-Safety Rating, to support a healthier and more equitable recovery.

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

Webcasts with IWBI: June 29 - July 3
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With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, places matter to 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

June 30 at 10:00am ET: Elevating human health and well-being across the investment and operating landscape

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