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International WELL Building Institute™ Announces Alignments Between the WELL Building Standard™ and LEED®

New guidance streamlines dual certification for green building projects pursuing both WELL™ and LEED
Press Release

April 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today announced alignments between the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and LEED that will make it easier for green building projects pursuing dual certification.  IWBI and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have identified specific credits whereby submitted documentation will be recognized by Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), the certifying body for both LEED and WELL. This alignment saves project teams the time and costs, and reduces documentation.

International Well Building Institute™ Announces First Well Certified™ Project in New York City

Structure Tone’s new office in Manhattan achieves WELL Certification at the Silver Level; Marks first WELL Certified Project in New York
Press Release

NEW YORK, March 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today marks a new milestone in the development, growth and expansion of its WELL Certification program as the first project in New York achieves WELL Certification under v1 of the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™). This prestigious distinction was awarded to Structure Tone’s recently opened New York City headquarters at 330 West 34th Street in Manhattan, which has achieved WELL Certification at the Silver level.

International WELL Building Institute™ To Lead Consortium Developing Global Set of Standards for Indoor and Outdoor Environmental Quality Monitoring Systems and Sensors

Industry Leaders RESET, BRE and GBCA will collaborate with IWBI™ on Guideline Development
Press Release

NEW YORK, March 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™), along with RESET™, the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) today announced a joint agreement to work together to develop a coordinated set of global standards and guidelines for indoor and outdoor environmental monitoring systems and sensors.

WELL Community Standard™ Taking Shape

Development benefitting from industry, user expertise
Press Release

NEW YORK, February 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today reported on the progress of development of the WELL Community Standard™, noting that its Working Group Members and contributors are providing the kind of industry perspective that bodes well for the standard’s global uptake.   The WELL Community Standard™ will be a district-scale rating system centered exclusively on health and wellness and aims to set a new global benchmark for healthy communities. The pilot is planned to be launched later this year.

A New Website, and a New Vision for WELL

by Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and Chairman of IWBI
Blog

Welcome to the future of WELL. Today we launch our spectacular new website and with it a new vision for WELL that is informed by each of you, our core users and advocates who have helped us advance the idea that our buildings and communities can be a powerful tool to enhance our health and well-being.

Health and Sustainability: No Longer an Either/Or Equation

Press Release

SYDNEY, January 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- A new guidance document that compares and aligns the Green Star and WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) rating systems will support building owners looking to boost the sustainability of their assets and support the health and wellbeing of people inside the buildings.

BRE and IWBI Release Guidance to Streamline Joint Certification of BREEAM and WELL

Press Release

LONDON, January 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- BRE and the International WELL Building Institute™ pbc (IWBI™) have today published a briefing paper which outlines how Certified BREEAM credits may be used to demonstrate compliance with the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) post-occupation.

Paya Lebar Quarter Office Buildings First in Singapore to Register for New Global Building Standard Focused on Occupant Well-being and Productivity

Press Release

SINGAPORE, January 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Paya Lebar Quarter by Lendlease, a $3.2 billion mixed-use development, is the first in Singapore to register for the International WELL Building Institute’s (IWBI) WELL Core and Shell Certification for nearly one million square feet of Grade A workspaces across its three office towers.

2017 Europe Property Report Underscores Growing Interest in Wellness Factors for Real Estate

Press Release

NEW YORK, January 17, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- When JP Morgan Europe released its Europe Property Report this week, there was a new category in their trends coverage – Real Estate and Well-Being.  That’s good news for the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) and its WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), which is an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and well-being.

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