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International WELL Building Institute Launches WELL Health-Safety Rating for all Building and Facility Types

Expertise and insights from IWBI’s COVID-19 Task Force applied to the WELL Health-Safety Rating and other initiatives of the world’s leading certification body for healthy buildings
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NEW YORK, June 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced today the launch of the WELL Health-Safety Rating for all building and facility types, an evidence-based, third-party verified rating focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols and design strategies to address a post COVID-19 environment.

Why Building Design Matters in Response to Coronavirus

By Dr. Whitney Austin Gray, Senior Vice President, Research, International WELL Building Institute and Sarah Welton, Vice President, Commercial, International WELL Building Institute
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Your office building as a risk management solution

Inaugural WELL Conference Cancelled for 2020

Rescheduled from March 2020 to August 2020, the inaugural event now cancelled for 2020 due to coronavirus considerations.
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NEW YORK -- May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ - After continuous monitoring and careful consideration of the most recent information provided about the coronavirus (COVID-19) by the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, The WELL Conference has been cancelled for 2020. The inaugural event was originally planned for March 2020, then rescheduled to August 16-19, 2020, at the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

International WELL Building Institute Announces the WELL AP Exam is Now Online

Candidates pursuing the leading professional credential for advancing health and wellness in buildings and communities can now take the exam from anywhere
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NEW YORK – May 20, 2020 /3BL Media/  – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced today that the WELL AP (accredited professional) exam is now available online. The WELL AP credential denotes expertise in the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and a commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings and communities around the world.

International WELL Building Institute Launches WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management of Sports and Entertainment Venues

World’s leading certification body for healthy buildings announces council of industry leaders across professional teams, leagues, entertainment, venues, operations and services to join the WELL Advisory on Sports and Entertainment Venues
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Co-Chairs of the WELL Advisory include 17th Surgeon General of the United States Richard Carmona, Tim Leiweke CEO Oak View Group, Doug Behar SVP & Director of Stadium Operations New York Yankees, Tim Romani CEO CAA ICON, Mike Biggs VP Sports & Entertainment Partnerships Jani-King, Bill Rhoda President Global Planning Legends, and Allen Hershkowitz Environmental Science Advisor New York Yankees & Chairman of Sport and Sustainability International

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Co-Chairs of the WELL Advisory include 17th Surgeon General of the United States Richard Carmona, Tim Leiweke CEO Oak View Group, Doug Behar SVP & Director of Stadium Operations New York Yankees, Tim Romani CEO CAA ICON, Mike Biggs VP Sports & Entertainment Partnerships Jani-King, Bill Rhoda President Global Planning Legends, and Allen Hershkowitz Environmental Science Advisor New York Yankees & Chairman of Sport and Sustainability International

Digitalization to Advance Health and Well-Being During a Moment of Crisis

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Quarantines and social distancing measures across the globe are driving technology innovations in ways we couldn’t imagine just a couple just a couple months ago. Digital solutions for keeping us connected and safe are evolving rapidly to address new wants and needs. From social platforms to telemedicine, we are dependent on a host of digital solutions to support us through this unprecedented challenge.

Watch Places Matter for Human Health

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Watch the latest Places Matter webcast, hosted by the International WELL Building Institute, on the role of healthy buildings and how they can support people, businesses and communities to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. 

IWBI Task Force on COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections: Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery Hosts First Town Hall and Announces Three New Co-chairs

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Facility Management Association of Australia’s Bryon Price; “du” Telecom’s Dr. Mansoor Anwar Habib, and Hines’ Adam Slakman join group of co-chairs convening cross-sector experts to advance the role of buildings and communities in protecting, enhancing health.

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Facility Management Association of Australia’s Bryon Price; “du” Telecom’s Dr. Mansoor Anwar Habib, and Hines’ Adam Slakman join group of co-chairs convening cross-sector experts to advance the role of buildings and communities in protecting, enhancing health.

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

Webcasts with IWBI: May 4 - May 8
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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 and stronger organizations.
 

IWBI webcasts

May 8 at 12pm ET: Places matter for stress and immunity

Health and Well-being in Buildings Can Help Deliver Systemic Efficiency, IWBI Shares with World Economic Forum Members

A systems change approach must include a focus on the health and well-being of people, say IWBI Chairman and CEO Rick Fedrizzi and President Rachel Gutter
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NEW YORK, April 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Health and well-being must be integrated into a broader systems change approach in buildings and cities, alongside net zero carbon and energy efficiency targets, if we are to accelerate the transition to a healthy and sustainable future. This was the overarching message shared by leaders from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) during a special webinar on “Designing for Well-being” hosted by the World Economic Forum.

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